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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tuesday 26th July 2016

Lighter winds this morning, picking up into the afternoon. Cloudy with sunny intervals made for a lovely day and a nice new visitor to the site.

A few migrants were on the move this morning which include 23 Swallow, 14 Sand Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Swift, 1 Blackcap and 1 Green Woodpecker.

Best of the rest this morning came in the form of a Black Kite that drifted South mid morning but didn't hang around long at all. This being the first site record for this species for the observatory.

This Pempelia genistella moth is a nationally scarce species that feeds on Gorse and was noted here in several previous years, (above).

Red Twin-spot Carpet is a common moth throughout Suffolk but only rarely turns up here.

Ringing: 8 birds ringed today which include 3 Linnet, 1 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Blackcap and 1 Green Woodpecker.