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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Saturday 25th June 2016

6 Avocets & a Curlew south are today's migrants. A juv Chiffchaff and a Coal Tit on site will be dispersing youngsters. Painted Lady butterflies now being noted most days with several Humming-bird Hawk-moths also showing up on the Viper's Bugloss which is now resplendent in all it's glory. With the warmth and all the rain recently the nature reserve is looking green and is worth a visit just for the botany alone.

 In the moth traps l-album Wainscot has now colonised having been noted in Suffolk for the first time in the year 2000. It's food plant is apparently Marram Grass but it is probably on other plants as well as it now occurs in reasonable numbers not just here but at other localities along the coast.

8 birds ringed: 2 Wren, 2 Linnet, 1 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch.