Tuesday, 4 August 2009

A miserable day of poor visibility was not very good for migrants. Apart from the Little Egret that was still around, a Ringed Plover and 34 Ruddy Turnstones were about as good as it got.

A smart micro moth,
Caloptilia stigmatella, caught in Cristin Withy was a new species for the island.

Caloptilia stigmatella (c) Richard Else

Wind, rain and poor visibility are the order of the day at the moment. One possibly two Little Egrets have been seen in the murkiness of the morning, with a slight scattering of waders and little else of note.

A Southern Wainscot was the highlight of the macros in the moth trap and another new species of micro moth has been trapped. Details of identification should be posted later with a picture!

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