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Monday, 7 May 2018

Monday 7th May 2018

The colours of the Starling show up well in this image.

A still and clear morning, as it warmed Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue Butterflies were seen on the Lilac near the Observatory, the first for this year at Landguard, a Hairy Hawker was also a first for this year here too.

Noted on the reserve, 5 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting & 1 Sparrowhawk. Going North, 14 Black-headed Gull, 7 Swallow, 4 Cormorant & 2 Sandwich Tern. Going South, 5 Shelduck, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Swallow, 1 Cormorant & 1 Redpoll.

First Silver Y of the year, Early ones are presumed to be migrants although this one does look freshly emerged.

9 birds ringed: Linnet 3, Blackcap 2, Blackbird 1, Chiffchaff 1, Whitethroat 1, Wren 1.