Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Reasonable numbers of waders continued to provide some entertainment for visiting birders in the absence of much passerine action. The Green Sandpiper was still seen occasionally throughout the day, two Sanderlings joined the 14 Dunlins and 11 Ringed Plovers on Solfach, and a Snipe, two Whimbrels and the usual flock of Curlew were around. A flava Wagtail and eight Wheatears were on the narrows, Willow Warblers increased to 19 and a Whitethroat spent the day shadowing a family of Stonechats at Nant.

Moth trapping in the withies has been very productive of late and yet another addition to the island’s list, a
Ringed China-mark, was caught there in the morning.

Ringed China-mark (c) Richard Else

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