Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Sea passage was again the focus of attention, although the numbers of birds involved had dropped noticeably. 16 Common Terns, two Sandwich Terns, a Great Skua, and 16 Dunlins were the highlights, although the to-ing and fro-ing of 2000 or so Manx Shearwaters provided a constant source of interest. A Tree Pipit flew over the observatory and three Kestrels were seen hunting over the lowlands in the evening.

Migrant Hawker dragonflies have been appearing in recent days, with two being found at Nant today.

Wheatears have been around the island in numbers

This is one of two Migrant Hawkers that were seen in the new plantation today

Last night produced a very good catch in the moth trap: a Tawny-Speckled Pug, a Crinan Ear, an Oblique Carpet and three Canary-shouldered Thorns(above) were caught.
Pictures (c) Ben Porter

1 comment:

  1. Just found the picture of the two shearweaters.

    Well done Steve. Cracking photo!