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Monday, 30 May 2016

Monday 30th May 2016

A fine pair of Hawk Moths, Elephant Hawk on the left, and its cousin Small Elephant Hawk on the right. Both were in the moth traps overnight, though little else of note.

Typical Bank Holiday weather today. With strong northerly winds to contend with, little could be found to report on, save for around 40 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern and roughly 250 Herring Gulls feeding in the river mouth on the out going tide. Apart from that, 1 Fulmar and 3 Swifts went north, whilst on site 6 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Chiffchaff, one of which has been here for over a month. Finally the first juvenile Linnet of the year was noted today. Late News: Roseate Tern off the point in the evening on the falling tide plus a Manx Shearwater going north offshore.

3 birds were ringed;  1 each of Chiffchaff, Great Tit and the previously  mentioned Linnet.