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Friday, 23 June 2017

Friday 23rd June 2017

Lady's Bedstraw has bloomed over the last few days giving a yellow carpet to Landguard, the herb earned its name bedstraw when it was traditionally used to stuff mattresses, believed that the scent would keep fleas away.
Very little passage noted this morning with 1 Grey Heron going out East and 2 Swift going South. The Juvenile bird population continues to increase with new Dunnock, House Sparrow, Linnet and Whitethroat being seen, plus new dispersing juvenile birds not bred on Landguard with Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Greenfinch and Goldfinch. The Starling Roost had increased to 150 individuals in the Holm Oaks last night.

Doing quite well for editions to the site list this year. Marbled White Spot is a spreading species that has taken its time getting here as it is described as "reasonably widespread and common" in Suffolk!

27 birds ringed: Linnet 11, Goldfinch 4, Greenfinch 3, Great Tit 2, House Sparrow 2, Whitethroat 2, Blue Tit 1, Chiffchaff 1, Dunnock 1