Sunday, 15 July 2012

In the last of the forecast pleasant weather, there was little avian activity on the island. A Sparrowhawk that has been present for the last few days was seen briefly at Nant, along with a Kestrel; a Turnstone and a Whimbrel were the only waders of any note around the Narrows and the first couple of returning juvenile Willow Warblers were found amongst the other families of warblers at Nant.

 Willow Warblers-hopefully the numbers of these yellow-looking young birds will increase as they pass through southward to Africa
 Little Owls
 Young Meadow Pipits are very numerous at the moment
A nice suprise in the moth trap near Carreg Reed-bed was this stunning Cinnabar Moth. There have only been four records of this species since 1999, and before that the last record was in 1971

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