18th June

Very quiet again today, with a single Blackcap at the Obs the only obvious new arrival making the list.

Immigrant moth interest has dwindled as the week's gone on, with little evidence that the moths being seen/trapped aren't just lingers. An Alder Moth at Sweethill yesterday was only the second record for the island and, given the north-westerly breeze, had perhaps most likely wandered out from the mainland. Bordered Straws continue to be trapped/seen visiting valerian after dark in small numbers, with others found randomly by day as well; a Ni Moth at the Grove was best of last night's immigrant catch.

Belated news from a couple of days ago (16th) of a male Red-veined Darter at Kingbarrow Quarry.

Linnet - Southwell, 18th June 2015 © Nick Stantiford