Small Heath butterfly, is widespread in the warmer parts of both Britain and Europe, looking suitably at home on the parched ground that is landguard at present, boy do we need some rain.
Another hot, dry day with wall to wall sunshine, so the Swallows all 355 of them saw the opportunity to head off for the winter. Other species recorded today were 10 Wheatear, 13 Whitethroat, 5 Willow warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat and a Sparrowhawk. In the harbour mouth tern numbers are dwindling, with just 11 Common and 2 Sandwich Terns, whilst 1 Redshank and a lone Turnstone were the only waders seen.
8 birds ringed, 2 Robin, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 each of Swallow, Goldfinch, Linnet and Blue Tit.