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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tuesday 12th July 2016

After yesterdays strong winds and torrential downpours throughout the afternoon, today proved to be a rather nice and varied day for observations.

Migrating and on-site this morning were 39 Sand Martin, 6 Swift, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Tern and a juvenile 1 Wheatear.

Lovely Red Admiral butterfly, (above) plus a good variety of butterfly species out at the moment enjoying the sun.

An influx of Large Yellow Underwing moths produced around 100 in the moth traps this morning, despite our recent moaning of the lack of moths.

Ringing: 13 birds ringed today including 2 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Robin, 2 Blackcap, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Ringed Plover.