Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The wind swung around to the north during the night, and also brought the temperatures down a knotch. Three Spotted Flycatchers and a Lesser Redpoll were around Cristin in the morning, whilst two Goldcrests, two Redstarts, a Garden Warbler and two Tree Pipit were seen at Nant and in the withies. 123 Swallows were seen on the south end and in the withies alone, and two Sand Martins and nine House Martins were also among them. Eight Sandwich Terns and a Black-headed Gull were seen along the west side, and two Purple Sandpipers and a Dunlin were seen around the narrows. The Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel were the only birds of prey around.

 Spotted Flycatcher
A Batia lambdella (top) was trapped in the moth trap by Carreg reed bed (fifth for the island), where a Brown-veined Wainscot (bottom) was also trapped (another addition to the island lepidoptera list)

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