Saturday, 29 May 2010

A skulking Reed Warbler in the South End gorse was probably the best bird of a quiet and predominantly drizzly day. The Turtle Dove was seen again, 34 House Martins flew through and a Buzzard was on the west coast. Five Dunlins were on Solfach and the pair of Ringed Plovers there hatched four chicks. Four Whimbrels and a couple of Turnstones were found around the coast and the gardens still held two Blackcaps and two Spotted Flycatchers.

The withies moth trap produced another new species for the island. A Nut-tree Tussock was not an expected addition to the island Lepidoptera list, being a species usually found in broad-leaf woodland.

Nut-tree Tussock (c) Richard Else

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