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Monday, 19 June 2017

Monday 19th June 2017

Another hot one with a Serin putting in a brief appearance at c.0720 hrs. Handful of birds heading south including 20 Black-headed Gull, 8 Swift, 3 Redshank, 2 Curlew & Grey Wagtail plus northbound 5 Sandwich & a Common Tern. 2 Sand Martin also put in an appearance. Apart from this it's baby bird time. Worth a mention is that out of the 5 or 6 pairs of Whitethroat present 4 pairs have churned out a brood and out of the 3 pairs of Lesser Whitethroat present at least 2 pairs have young out & about. Plenty of time for more broods or second broods.

Moth traps hectic with the warm calm sultry nights. Only one Spurge Hawk-moth this morning with today's featured moth Hemp-agrimony plume. The regular Pyramidal Orchid is out on the Butts looking as stunning as ever.

4 birds ringed: 1 Wren, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Robin.