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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Yet another incredibly warm night, giving rise to another hot day, means that bird activity is minimal. But the up side of that is that insect life is in full flow, especially the moths. Both day flying, as with the Six-belted Clearwings (above) out near the point, or in the traps overnight, when a large number of species, both big and small put in an appearance. Including 2 Oncocera semirubella. (below) a spectacular micro that occurs mainly on the chalk downs of southern England.

Ringed 5 birds: 2 Linnet, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blue Tit and 1 Wren.