Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Four Grey Herons flew along the west coast in the morning and the Curlew flock increased to nine. A Whimbrel and the Parakeet remained on the island and six Redpolls were also seen.

Six-spot Burnet moths have emerged en masse in recent days and over 100 have been counted buzzing around the meadows near Ty Pellaf during the sunny afternoons.

Six-spot Burnets seem to have been recent colonists of Bardsey, only appearing in any number in the last few years. 2010 has already been the best year ever for this species on the island. Burnet moths exhibit a good example of aposematic colouration: their bold black and red markings provide a warning to potential predators that the insects do not make a pleasant meal. Photographs (c) Richard Else

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