Saturday, 15 June 2019

 Some of the Hobby's resting by the visitor centre entrance track yesterday evening

Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella)
As I opened the moth trap this morning clouds of Diamond-back Moths came out, several 100s of them the largest numbers I have seen, unfortunately there were no other migrant moths in the trap.
After sorting the trap out I walked from home down Galloways and around Dengemarsh. Though a pleasant walk 2 Little Owls at the camp, 4 Yellow Wagtails at the chicken sheds, a couple of resting Hobby's waiting for the sun to warm up, a Common Buzzard and a Marsh Harrier were the highlights, many Common Whitethroats and smaller numbers of Sedge and Reed Warbler, also a couple of Cetti's Warblers, just as I got back home a Cuckoo flew into the hedge opposite my house and started calling, the first from home this year.
15.00-16.00 from the fishing boats with AJG:
Common Scoter: 5E
Great-crested Grebe: 2 present
Fulmar: 2W
Gannet: 2E   21W
Cormorant: 4 present
Oystercatcher: 1E   2W
Kittiwake: 5W
Sandwich Tern: 5E
Common Tern: 6E
Swift: 8 out
Harbour Porpoise: 1+ around

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