Friday, 19 July 2013

It was another reasonable day bird-wise (by summer standards anyway), with the sweltering conditions continuing. A juvenile Cuckoo was seen near Plas Withy in the morning, surrounded by over 40 Swallows taking it in turns to harass the unfortunate visitor. Two Crossbills were seen very briefly in the tops of the Plantation, and five Willow Warblers were also present hear.
Three Snipe in Henllwyn were a little out of the normal habitat, whilst a single Lapwing was also seen here.

It was a good night for moths, with over 250 in one trap. Amongst the more common species was a Burnished Brass, a Spectacle, a Barred Straw (third for Bardsey) and Udea olivalis- a new species for Bardsey.

Common Emerald
 Burnished Brass
 Mottled Beauty
Barred Straw

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