Wednesday, 29 June 2022

We are now in a quiet part of the year for migration with little passing through; breeding highlights today included the first Song Thrush in a while, 37 Linnets (most this years juveniles) and a Storm Petrel still incubating an egg in one of our artificial nest boxes.

Part of the afternoon was spent finishing off ringing any Razorbill and Guillemot chicks around Bae Felan and ringing a few more Shags and Herring Gull. This resulted in finding the first Kittiwake chicks of the year at the Zawn.

Kittiwake © Ed Betteridge

The early evening was spent catching moths using hand nets around Nant; this turned out to be rather successful with 33 species being caught! Highlights included four Brussels Laces (1st was recorded last year!), Yarrow Plume (3rd record), three Sandy Carpets and the first Drinker moths of the year.

Brussel Lace © Ed Betteridge

Yarrow Plume © Ed Betteridge

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