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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Tuesday 14th June 2016


The torrential downpours overnight and into the early hours of this morning, despite the hope of something half decent turning up, the observatory was rather quiet today, albeit sodden.

Sightings include 12 Common Tern (above), 10+ Swift, 9 Curlew, 9 Goldfinch, 5 Little Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Cormorant, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Avocet, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Kittiwake and 1 Black Redstart.


This beautiful Cream-spot Tiger moth turned up in our moth traps this morning - what a stunner!

Ringing: 3 birds ringed this morning including 1 Goldfinch, 1 Dunnock and 1 House Sparrow.