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Friday 22nd May 2015

Today produced a few new migrants to the observatory in the form of 65 Swallow, 24 House Martin, 1 Swift, 7 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 13 Goldfinch, 1 Wheatear, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Whimbrel and 5 Little Tern.  

Our first fledgling Robin was seen during the morning along with Pied Wagtail, which bred on the docks alongside us. 

The moth traps this morning produced a nice array of species including this Brimstone moth, below. 

Ringing: 5 birds were ringed during the morning including 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren and 1 Robin.