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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wednesday 14th September 2016

The incredibly hot weather and southerly air flow is perfect for migrant insects as these 2 photographs show. The Convolvulus Hawk Moth (top), is a regular migrant from southern Europe and North Africa, but this Porter's Rustic (above) is an extremely rare immigrant from Southern Europe that has only been recorded in Suffolk on a very few occasions.

The clear skies and light easterly wind has not helped drop in too many migrant birds, most have gone straight over. What little there has been is just usual fare for the time of year, including 6 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 each of both Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Whinchat that dropped in very briefly.

5 birds ringed: 2 Robin, 1 Linnet, 1 Goldfinch and 1 Whinchat.