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Monday, 4 July 2016

Monday 4th July 2016

Flat calm, clear and hot this morning and throughout the day produced a small movement of birds and a few migrants turning up.

Arrivals came in the form 41 Black-headed Gulls moving south. Totals of 21 Sand Martin, 7 Swift, 5 Swallow, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Tern, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap and 1 Meadow Pipit were noted.

This Peppered Moth turned up in our moth traps this morning, superbly camouflaged with the concrete wall.

Small Copper on the wing in good numbers at the moment. 

Ringing: 14 birds ringed this morning involving 3 Greenfinch, 2 Robin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Linnet, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chaffinch, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Blue Tit and 1 Common Whitethroat.