Friday, 3 June 2016
The clear highlight of the day went to the re-appearance once again of the Tree Sparrow at Nant, with it last seen on 27th May.
The Narrows produced counts of six Sanderlings, one Dunlin, 25 Turnstones, two Sandwich Terns, and two Common Terns with further counts from around the island totalling 1223 Manx Shearwaters, two Collared Doves, two Swifts, one Grey Wagtail, eight Sedge Warblers, one Whitethroat, three Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs, three Spotted Flycatchers, one Siskin, and five Lesser Redpolls.
One of the biggest talking points of the day however was the c.300 Diamond-back Moths seen in the late evening, mostly in the Wetlands. Considering how many there were in such a small area it’s certainly possible that thousands have made landfall during the course of the day.