Sunday, 24 August 2014

24th August 2014

Weather:- WSW force 1
A pleasant morning with light breeze, no rain and getting quite warm during the morning. Migrant arrivals were minimal however, with 3 Greenland Wheatears, a Willow Warbler and a Whitethroat the only canditates. The Whitethroat was first seen in the 'heli' garden sycamores but then moved to 'Wheatear wall' near the old obs where it stayed for a while in the tea bush, popping up on the wall from time to time. Very little to see on the high tide, even Grebes were hard to come by, but at least 1 Shag was still around the island. There were interesting moths in the trap this morning including 2 possible firsts for the island, A (probable) Confused apamea furva britannica, and a Small Wainscot chortodes pygmina.


Ear moth species

Small Wainscot

Rusty Dot Pearl


1 Greenland Wheatear, 1 Robin.           [ 642-34 ]
(CJ,DCT,PT,NDW)   Photos CJ  

No comments: