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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Wednesday 8th June 2016

This Ethmia terminella was one of 5 in the traps over night, it is a very rare moth in the UK only found in the south-east corner of England, on vegetated shingle where its food plant Vipers Bugloss occurs. It is however not uncommon here, possibly its best known site.  

At last weather we can be proud of, and with it hopefully more birds. This mornings fare although small in number, was good for a few migrants including, Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Whitethroat. Also more young birds are beginning to fledge, so hopefully the masses of Diamond-backs are being put to good use. Incidently there were no fewer than 1682 of them in the moth traps last night.

Birds ringed 11:  3 Linnet, 2 Dunnock and 1 each of Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail and Chaffinch.