Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Sandpiper passage continued today with the arrival of 21 Common Sandpiper, including a flock of 14 on the West Coast. A Grey Heron and 12 Common Scoter passed at sea. Two Grey Wagtail flew over the south end and seven Swift headed north. At Nant two Collared Dove had returned and three very vocal Lesser Redpoll toured the gardens. The Grasshopper Warbler continues to hold territory and the Ring-necked Parakeet continues to look lost.

The predator-free Welsh Islands are vital to the world population of Manx Shearwater. Approximately 2000 are seen most days at the moment. (c) Richard Brown

3 Pairs of Sedge warblers are breeding this year, some are feeding chicks (c) Ben Porter

Sunday night produced a poor catch in the moth trap, although there was a Drinker (top). However, last night due to calm winds,over 130 moths were caught.In amongst them was a Lime-speck pug (bottom), which has not been caught on the island before. both pictures (c)Ben Porter

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