May 29th

There were 6 Whimbrel on Longis Common first thing, and a single Black headed Gull  and Common Tern in Longis Bay today. A Redpoll flew over the Obs this morning. Paul and Catherine Veron report that there are now around 50 Common Terns on Houmet Des Pies their established breeding colony.

Ringing: Winds got up mid morning but we managed a few  birds on Longis reserve where new Reed Warblers are still coming through.We also ringed our first fledged Greenfinch of the year. This afternoon some of the trainees completed a productive session learning to set up mist nets from scratch and the dynamics of net management.

Moths stole the show again today some 26 species in the trap this morning were: Swallow prominent, May Highflyer, Clouded Silver, Campion, Peppered Moth, Seraphim, Buff Ermine, 3 White Ermine, 3 Vine’s Rustic, 2 Brimstone Moth, 2 Yellow Belle, Shore Wainscot, Common Wainscot, 3 Flame Shoulder, 2 Marbled Minor, Shuttle shaped Dart, 2 Small Square Spot Rustic, Poplar Hawkmoth, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Riband Wave, Sand Dart, Magpie, Willow Beauty, 2 Heart and Dart, Marbled Coronet and Green Carpet.

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Poplar Hawk Moth

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Brimstone Moth

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Shore Wainscot

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