Male Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Mick had two good moths of note, Silky Wainscot and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, with only about ten records each trapped at Longstones. Both were new species for me, but the White-speck, that he also caught, I had seen at least 20+.
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
At Porth Hellick, the first Oak Eggar was on the wing. On the pool there were 5 Greenshank and a single Common Sandpiper and a juvenile Mediteranean Gull was at Porthloo.
Common Sandpiper at Porth Hellick
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull fast asleep at Porthloo
Flies covered the beach at Bar Point
A few of these Rove Beetle sp were among the flies
Overcast skies over Samson looking from Bar Point
Saturday 30th July
Yesterday at work, 6 Common Crossbill flew NW towards the golf course. Moth included Scarce Footman, Fanfoot, Dark Arches, Buff Ermine and Shuttle-shaped Dart, attracted to the Star Castle lights overnight.
St Mary's Harbour
Looking from Star Castle