Tuesday, 16 July 2013

With no foreseeable change in the weather, it was another sunny and calm day on the island. A Red Kite being harassed by Peregrines above Plas was the highlight of the day, being only the third record of the year.
Three Grey Wagtails flew overhead in the morning, four young Willow Warblers were present in the vegetated areas, and two Turnstones and a Common Sandpiper were seen around The Narrows.

 Several family parties of Choughs continue to make their presence felt, as the young birds produce an almost constant cacophony of noise.
 The young Willow Warblers returning back to Africa are a lovely yellow in colour

Moths continue to come thick and fast into the four traps being set in recent days. Small Elephant Hawkmoths continue to be a regular occurrence, whilst today the second Small Dotted Buff recorded on Bardsey was trapped. The first Pinion-streaked Snout, Straw Dot and Ebulea crocealis were also recorded
 Straw Dot
 Small Dotted Buff
 Anania crocealis
Batia lambdella


  1. Amazing captures,love the Chough family.

  2. Cheers guys. Much appreciated