17th June

Extremely little to show for today's fieldwork that was pretty hard going in the scorching heat. A Yellow Wagtail at the Bill and 2 Sanderling at Ferrybridge were the day's only worthwhile sightings.

The moth-traps were bursting with numbers but quality was lacking: singles of Olive-tree Pearl at the Obs and Delicate at the Grove were easily the best of a limited selection of immigrants.

Bird interest might be limited but the island is certainly awash with bugs; among the random selection attracting the photographer's attention were a Marbled White at the Bill © Debby Saunders:

...and at Admiralty Quarry, mating Silver-studded Blues, a Cinnabar Moth and a Mullein caterpillar feeding on Common Figwort (the other insect in this photo is evidently a Figwort Weevil Cionus scrophulariae) © Ken Dolbear: