Monday, 9 May 2011

With a fresh wind continuing to persist from the south, little in the way of scarcities graced the island today. Nevertheless, good numbers of migrants were again scattered around, the highlights of which were: the same Turtle Dove, two Tree Pipits and a Lesser Whitethroat. Totals of commoner migrants came to: ninety eight Swallows, seven House Martins, nineteen Wheatears, nine Sedge Warblers, ten Whitethroats, a Garden Warbler, a Blackcap, two Chiffchaffs, ten Willow Warblers and ten Spotted Flycatchers. Three Ring Plovers, a Turnstone, thirteen Whimbrels and two Curlew were around the coast.

 Nine Spotted Flycatchers were at Nant. (c) Ben Porter
Despite it being a month too early for their usual flight season, two Sharks (seventh record for the island) were caught in one of the moth traps last night. (c) Ben Porter

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