Wednesday 1st June 2016

Another very rough day, though with less rain, there wasn't much to report, but a Little Tern flew along the Broadwater and Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge and Reed Warbler were all heard singing during the day in spite of the conditions. There was very little in the moth traps but around the reserve an arrival of Diamond-back moths was evident with dozens around the Tamarisk plants.

Walsey Hills also proved very quiet, though the young of several species in the scrub brightened up an otherwise miserable day. Some 40 Swifts were feeding over the reserve throughout and a group of 16 House Martins were notable.

One of hundreds of Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella  - Walsey Hills, June 2016