Thursday, 16 July 2015

16th July 2015

Weather: NW force 2, later SSE force 4
A nice passage this morning of 120 Swifts, 2 Sand Martins and about 20 Swallows. A adult Meditterranean Gull was again by the island, also a Black-tailed Godwit, while other wader records included 6 Whimbrel, 13 Redshank, 130 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 40 Curlew and a single Ringed Plover. Grey Herons just outnumbered Little Egrets by 4 to 3. Two Rock Pipits were confirmed as present today. The moth trap again produced good results with 63 Garden Tigers plus 27 other species. Bumblebees are not often studied but our expert found 7 different species on the island today.

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