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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sunday 11th June 2017

At the end of January/early February this year four of the Holm Oaks were "copparded" to aid their longevity and to prevent then from splitting at the bottom. Although this looks a bit of a "pigs ear" in the short term they are now showing some fresh growth. This procedure will have done them the world of good and they should regrow a better shape now they are bursting back into life.

A singing Willow Warbler is today's migrant and is the first of it's kind since May 18th. Autumn wader passage started this morning with the first 2 Curlew heading south. Finally a Crow went south a long way offshore which is bizarre for this time of the year.

A bit like busses - another Spurge Hawk-moth turned up in the moth traps. This one is obviously different from yesterday's as it does not have any "nicks" in its wings that the previous one had. When one considers that there are only roughly 100 records of this species in the UK since the dawn of time then one can appreciate that this is an exceptional event.

9 birds ringed: 4 Linnet, 1 Dunnock, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Blue Tit.