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Saturday, 23 July 2011

2+ Common Crossbill at Longstones

Juvenile Common Crossbill at Longstones 

  Martin joined us at Mick's garden this evening, Longstones and while checking out the two moth traps, we could hear Common Crossbills nearby in the pines. Mick had seen three in his garden this afternoon. After a few minutes, we got them and they showed well briefly, but the light was crap. 2 Willow Warbler were also knocking around with a single seen earlier this morning at work and there were 2 Sandwich Tern at Porthloo.

Nicrophorus humator Beetle was also in one of the moth traps.

Common Crossbill 

Moths trapped overnight at Longstones

Adaina microdactyla Mick's garden is the only place on Scilly where you can see this moth! And the reason, as far as we know, is that Hemp Agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum, the food plant for the larva, is grown in his garden and nowhere else on the islands!
Pebble Prominent  

Lime-speck Pug 

July Highflyer 

2 Willow Warbler was feeding nearby


Willow Warbler at Star Castle

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