Spent the morning first checking moth traps then walking out to Thurba Head. A total of 90 species was recorded in the Nitten Field, the highlight being five L-album Wainscots (a recently established species in South Wales). The Lobster Moth is one of my favourite species and is shown below...
Probably more significant than any of the moths, and totally unexpected at this site, was my first sighting of the Wood Carder Bumble-bee (Bombus hypnorum), possibly the first occurence of this species in our area.
On Thurba Head, birds included 2 Shag nests, nesting Herring Gulls, 3+ pairs of Fulmar, 2 Chough and several Swifts. This section of coast is the only place in the county were Swifts nest in natural cliff sites, with around 12 pairs present this year.
If you do venture out onto Thurba careful you don't fall down 'The Eye'. It's surprising how suddenly it appears and it's about 50m straight down give or take a few rocks!