After a bit of a lull in inclement conditions moth numbers picked up again, although immigrants didn't feature in any quantity with, for example, just 8 individuals of 7 species in the Obs traps; by day, Hummingbird Hawk-moths looked to have increased, with several sightings throughout the island.
Black-tailed Godwit, Rosy-striped Knot-horn Oncocera semirubella and Volucella zonaria - Ferrybridge and Wakeham, 9th July 2015 © Pete Saunders (Blackwit) and Ken Dolbear (the insects)
And a few sounds to round off today's update. Our attempt at the fly-over Siskin at the Obs turned out to be a minor classic in a field we specialise in: irritating background interruptions that spoil would be have been a nice clean recording; although the Siskin performed admirably it's hard to ignore the Great Tit tapping on the perspex of an empty bird-feeder, whilst the Blackbird that pipes up at the end is actually the naff bird song clock in the Obs lounge letting us know it's 8am - Blackbird hour!
If a Siskin is quite out of the ordinary for this time of year, a Curlew certainly isn't; Nick Hopper recorded this one over the Obs on his last night visit:
Finally, Nick's also sent us this mystery sound he recorded at night on another recent visit - any ideas?