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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Thursday 3rd August 2017

Although some successfully hibernate in the South of the UK the Humming-bird Hawk-moth is a migrant from Southern Europe and Africa. It is a day flying moth and can be seen feeding on tubular flowers like Vipers-bugloss and has occurred in reasonable numbers at Landguard this year. The wind is in full force from the West today and continues to negatively affect the numbers of moths being recorded in the traps.
Migrant birds noted this morning 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Arctic Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern. Passage going South offshore 63 Swift, 53 Common Term plus 15 at the point, 16 Dunlin, 7 Turnstone, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Sand Martin & 1 Swallow. Going North 3 Gannet.

4 birds ringed: House Sparrow 4