mandag den 2. juni 2014

Summer's day

A real summer's day being calm, warm and sunny throughout which produced a familiar pattern for the morning's ringing with 20 new birds caught, all before 07:30 and after which.....nothing!   The total included a female Red-backed Shrike, 2 Marsh Warblers, a Reed Warbler, 5 Willow Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Icterine Warblers, 3 Blackcaps and 4 Whitethroats.

Three Hawfinches were in the garden while a Thrush Nightingale bounced out of a net early in the morning.

It was quiet again on the tip through the morning with Louis recording single Hobby and Honey Buzzard with the usual Marsh Harriers, White-tailed Eagles and Buzzards floating around; a Tree Pipit south was slightly unseasonal while drake Eiders and Goldeneye are already heading back south after presumably doing the business up north!

Louis did find the bird of the day however, with an elusive Great Reed Warbler at the sewage works between the station and town in the afternoon.

Black-veined Moth

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