Tuesday, 31 July 2012

July Update

Pretty quiet on the bird front, apart from a stunning Marsh Sandpiper on Pool of Virkie on the7th. Added to the patch year-list were Collared Dove, Bar-tailed Godwit and Swift.
Moth wise it was pretty spectacular (for Shetland anyway), with 2 county firsts - an Oblique Carpet on the 21st and a Clouded Brindle on the 24th. Add to this a couple of scarcities like, Bordered Sallow (second for Shetland on the 2nd) Pearly Underwing and Snout, not a bad months tally.
Arctic Skua in a storm on the 23rd
Marsh Sandpiper
Bordered Sallow
Clouded Brindle
Oblique Carpet
Pearly Underwing

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