Thursday, 2 June 2016

2nd June 2016

Weather: N 1-2, 1/8 cloud, good vid

An evening visit did not expect to produce much but the rising tide saw some remnants of passage waders with 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, single Turnstone, Dunlin and Sanderling on Middle along with 12 Knot in non-breeding plumage.

Two House Martins were a late migrant for the time of day (and year).

The highlight of the evening were the large influx of Diamond-back Moths with 488 counted mainly around the South End, West Side and the lower paddock (trapping area). This micro moth species from the continent has been arriving in large numbers around the country (particularly South Coast bird observatories and then slightly later in the East) now it seems they have penetrated as far west as Hilbre.

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