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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Muntjac don't turn up here very often and when they do they have been known to have got themselves jammed in the rifle fencing. Tight squeeze but this one just about managed to get through.
New birds seen on the reserve this morning have been juveniles of 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat and a slight increase of the Goldfinch flock from 8 to 12. Gathering offshore with the Herring Gulls were 11 Little Tern, 6 Med Gull, 5 Common Tern and 2 Common Gull. Passage noted this morning going South 20 Common Scoter and going North 45 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Tern and 2 Gannet. Early evening update: Greenish Warbler seen at 1515hrs.

Another Spurge Hawk-moth this morning - we are starting to get blase about them. Maple moth only occurs a couple of times a season presumably due to its main food plant not being here.

14 birds ringed: Linnet 6, Goldfinch 2, Whitethroat 2, Blackcap 1, Blue Tit 1, Chiffchaff 1, Wren 1