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Little birds, Many moths

 Very little of note when it came to birds today, apart from a small flurry on the sea early on things just didn't seems to get going, it as though been very warm and sunny, just how we like it! 55 Common Scoter, 15 Manx Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater and on the land 10 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, Black-tailed Godwit and singles south of Whimbrel, Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper. Ferrybridge waders hovered around the same, although a slight decrease in Dunlin; 150 Dunlin, 39 Ringed Plover, 14 Sanderling, 13 Oystercatcher, 5 Turnstone, 3 Curlew and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. In contrast the overnight moth totals made up for our lack of birds with migration/immigration really getting going again; 103 Xylostella, 12 Silver Y, 5 Noctuella, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl a Cream-bordered Green Pea and a Pine Hawkmoth, At Chesil this afternoon 2 Clouded Yellow were on the wing.



Cyneda dentalis ©Joe Stockwell and Black-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge ©Pete Saunders