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Wednesday 20th May 2020

Glorious warm sunny morning. Migrants included 4 Wheatear & Chiffchaff with southbound 26 Goldfinch, 9 Swallow, Siskin & Yellow Wag. 6 Barnacle Geese went north & 2 Pochard flew into the river. Pochard has become almost a rarity here in recent times with, for example, only two records in 2019 and none at all in 2018.

When you have finished with identifying all the larger pretty moths then get started on the Gelichiidae. Bryotropha terrella is very common here and our list of some of the others in this group is quite reasonable although this particular species has several colour forms so correct identification of this group is not for the faint hearted and even those who think they know what they are doing make mistakes.

Ringing: 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff.