Friday, 3 September 2010

Today was quieter on the bird front with fewer birds around, the Greater spotted Woodpecker and Treecreeper remained at Nant whilst Willow Warblers and Spotted Flycatchers fed around the area. A Teal and Bar-tailed Godwit were the highlights around the beaches. A Lapland Bunting was on the Narrows later on in the afternoon.

White Wagtails(above) moved through during the day, Grey Wagtails could also be heard flying overhead and a couple Yellow Wagtails fed on the insects disturbed by the livestock. (c) Ben Porter

The highlight of the day though was this Convulvulus Hawkmoth(top) that was caught in the moth trap on the top of the mountain. Even though it was a very worn specimen, its impressive size and shape made up for it. A Lime speck Pug(bottom, only the second record for the island) was also amongst the 400 other moths caught today.

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