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Monday, 23 May 2016

Monday 23rd May 2016


A typical day in May with breezy conditions and spells of rain, producing very little of note. Despite this still a few niceties on offer.

Common Whitethroat are singing on the nature reserve, with several pairs breeding with us this year.

New arrivals were formed today of 48 Swallow, 28 Brent Geese, 10 Swift, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Cormorant, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Tern, 2 House Martin, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Common Tern, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Little Egret.


This stunning Chocolate-tip moth found our moth traps this morning, our first this month.

Ringing: 1 bird ringed this morning in the form of 1 Blackbird.