Sunday, 11 August 2013

Continuing this extremely quiet period, there was very little of note on the island today. The Hooded Crow remained in the North-west Fields, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was present in Henllwyn, and a slightly larger number of Willow Warblers amounted to some 43 individuals.

 Some of the Turnstones are already in winter plumage (top), whilst there are also smart summer-plumaged birds around
 There are plenty of juvenile Oystercatchers around at the moment, hopefully pointing towards a good breeding success rate
 Meadow Pipit

Although the numbers of moths have been a little low in recent days, there have been some slightly different ones turning up...
 The Crescent- there is only one previous record of this species on Bardsey: one in Ty Pellaf Withy on 5 August 2010
Six-striped Rustic. There have only been four records of this species on the island: singles in August 1966, August 1997, August 1999 and July 2006. The larvae feed on a range of plants including Bramble, and suitable damp habitat should exist on Bardsey.
 Magpie Moth
Female Drinker Moth

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