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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

A very pleasant spring day today meant that things could finally get started with regard to breeding. 2 more Coal Tits, of the continental race P.a.ater. (top), appeared on-site, along with 2 Firecrest and 7 Goldcrest, as well as 2 more Grey Wagtails through. In the harbour 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls were lingering along with many of the commoner larger Gulls.

Insect wise, 4 Agonopteryx curvipunctosa (above), a rare species of Micro Moth, that is surprisingly common here at Landguard, were found in the moth traps this morning.

Ringing today produced 17 birds, all probably migrants, they were 6 Blackbird, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, and 1 each of Firecrest, Blue Tit and Dunnock.