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Friday, 16 June 2017

Friday 16th June 2017

A few Skippers starting to appear on the Butts in recent days. Essex Skipper is the common one here with the others more difficult to encounter. Passage birds of note on the reserve today, a dispersing juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker and yesterdays Treecreeper was present again. Offshore going South 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Curlew.

Digger Wasps somehow manage to construct a home in the most compact ground, including Cerceris rybyensis

6 birds ringed:Goldfinch 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Linnet 1, Woodpigeon 1