A light north westerly breeze during the morning, followed by a southerly air flow in the afternoon, produced a decent morning at the observatory, both for moths and birds.
The overcast conditions mid morning produced several new migrants including 1 Jay, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Swallow, 4 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Nightingale.
The Opium Poppies are now out in force at the top of the observatory, looking rather smart.
This Archer's Dart moth was found in the moth traps this morning, what a stunner.
Ringing: 26 birds ringed during the morning including 11 Starling, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Great Tit and 1 Nightingale.