Been working through some noctural migration recordings (from the guesthouse) and also some flight call recording this morning. A couple of mystery calls from a couple of nights ago were confirmed by the Noc Mig Whatsapp group and Sound Approach as being Ortolan Buntings.
I've got the recording equipment at the Cape tonight and pretty excited to go through it tomorrow to see what flies over tonight.
There are now more guests in the guesthouse so I couldn't have the moth trap in my favourite spot so the catch was reduced last night.
Pied Wheatear (male above, female below)
Spotted Fritillary. Lots of Small Coppers on the Cape and also lots of Hummingbird Hawkmoths. Also Wall Brown, Red Admiral, Painted Ladys and some Blues.
This Wryneck decided to roost in this statue crack this evening
This distinctive noctuid moth was the highlight of the trap last night Probably Luperina dumerilii. (Thanks Martin!) (Lappet again, Pale Shoulders, Nutmeg, Diamond-backed Moths, Ephestia sp, Scarce Bordered Straws, Little Emerald and a few others)
Ortolan Bunting from the noc mig recordings
Mixed fly over migrants from this morning at the Cape (above and belows)