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Saturday 23rd May 2015

The west north westerly winds today produced several new migrants passing through the observatory which included 26 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 4 Swift, 3 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Turtle Dove, 6 Little Tern and 2 Sandwich Tern.

This Chinese Character moth, above, turned up in our moth traps this morning and a rather stunning little moth.

Ringing: 4 birds ringed during the morning including 1 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Pied Wagtail.