Wednesday, 4 August 2010

As is often the case when bad weather arrives late in the night, a good number of small migrants were forced down to land in the vicinity of the lighthouse. The vast majority on this occasion were Willow Warblers, with at least 170 counted around the island – 77 of which were on the South End. Six Grasshopper Warblers, a small number of Sedge Warblers and a couple of Whitethroats also arrived, along with a young Cuckoo. The Turnstone flock increased to 26 birds and eight Dunlins were feeding on Solfach with four Common Sandpipers. A single Sand Martin passed through, while the highlights of sea passage were 17 Common Scoters and an Arctic Skua.

170 Willow Warblers (middle) were seen today. Whitethroats (top), Sedge Warblers (bottom) and Grasshopper Warblers had also been grounded by the miserable weather.

Over 300 Moths have been in the Trap in recent days. This Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing was amongst them. pictures (c) Ben Porter

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