5th June 2016

Painted Lady (Ian Robinson)

Painted Lady (Ian Robinson)

A very slow few days for avian migrants perhaps, but it’s been far from it regarding the extraordinary invasion of Diamond-back moths. Countless thousands are and have been present in the recording area, with a sample dedicated transect of a (very small) section of the northern coastal area resulting in a minimum count of 14,140 on 4th. Painted Ladies have also begun to arrive, with several yesterday and at least 12 today.

Black-tailed Godwits at East Lea last week (Tony Collinson)

Black-tailed Godwits at East Lea last week (Tony Collinson)

A Hobby was over the Country Park on 4th, a blue Fulmar north on 3rd has been the best of a very quiet sea, with a belated report of two Long-tailed Ducks off the Brigg on 2nd.