Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A misty day with very little wind saw a slight increase in the numbers of migrants on the island, with 10 Sedge Warblers now mostly singing males on territories, and eight Whitethroats, two Blackcaps, five Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and 11 Spotted Flycatchers seen in the island’s withies and gardens. A single Sparrowhawk flew over the withies in the afternoon, whilst in Solfach, a Sanderling joined 21 Dunlins and four Sandwich Terns fished offshore.

Common Carpet. Five Esperia sulphurella were seen in the gardens during the day, whilst a record count of 160 Cocksfoot Moths in the New Plantation blew the previous highest day total of 13 out of the window. Indeed, up until last year, this tiny species (3-4mm in length) had only been previously recorded at Cristin on the 23rd of May 2010

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