Monday 18 July 2022

Monday 18th July

Counts from the estuary included c180 Sandwich Tern, 170 Redshank, c50 Mediterranean Gull, 13 Dunlin, five Bar-tailed Godwit with the Curlew and Whimbrel, four Ringed Plover, two Knot, a Common Sandpiper and a Common Tern.

Ringing News: Four Sandwich Tern from the same Welsh scheme were present this morning, including Red KDB, rung in Sep 2015 it has been recorded annually here since 2016, with a couple of recoveries from Namibia in between.

Wildlife News: Overnight light trapping saw a total of 330 moths of 120 species in just three hours before 2am. The only recognised migrants were four Diamond-back, two Rush Veneer and a Four-spotted Footman, but no less than 10 new species for the Warren were recorded. 

Pine Hawkmoth - Kevin Rylands

Barred Hook-tip - Luke Harman

These fell into four neat categories; definite wanderers, Barred Hook-tip and Pine Hawkmoth; possible new residents, Barred Rivulet and Fen Wainscot.

Barred Rivulet - Luke Harman

Fen Wainscot - Luke Harman

Likely overlooked residents, Cherry-bark Moth Enarmonia formosana, Hawthorn Ermine Paraswammerdamia nebulella and Sallow Button Acleris hastiana; and establishing European species, Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalis, Dark-bordered Pearl Evergestis limbata and Southern Bell Crocidosema plebejana.

Box-tree Moth - Luke Harman

Swallow-tailed Moth - Kevin Rylands

Other highlights included the first Jersey Tiger of the year, Archer's DartPlain PugSallow Kitten, Swallow-tailed MothVapourer, Hook-tipped Grass-veneer Platytes alpinella, Little Slender Calybites phasianipennella and White-foot Bell Epiblema foenella.

White-foot Bell - Luke Harman

Hook-tipped Grass-veneer - Kevin Rylands

Little Slender - Kevin Rylands

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