May 23rd

There were 6 Whimbrel on Longis Common this morning and a male Serin flew over the reserve at about 10am. A late report from yesterday is of a Black Kite over Giffoine observed by Steve Roberts.

Ringing on Longis nature reserve today was slow going just 6 new birds:  5 Reed Warblers and a Blackcap. There were at least a few birds for the Naturetrek group to see for their bird ringing demo at the Obs, and the added bonus of a superb Tiger Moth in the Obs moth trap. Winds are turning to the East overnight and for the next few days which should bring us in a few more new birds.

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Cream-spot Tiger / Arctia villica britannica

 

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