Thursday, 6 August 2009

A handful of new small birds were noted in the morning: 14 Willow Warblers and a Sedge Warbler showed that at least some passerine migration was underway. A few Barn Swallows filtered through on passage, a Grey Heron arrived on the island and a Common Buzzard appeared high in the sky during the afternoon, as they frequently do on such glorious calm days. At sea, nine Northern Fulmars and 35 Common Scoters headed south.

A Swallowtail Moth was trapped overnight along with two Drinkers (the first record for the island of this species only was last summer).

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