Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Summer successes and some Moths.

Some moths caught by Dave Wright. The top one is Small Emerald, then Large Emerald and finally Swallow Tailed Moth.

For those who look at the Charnwood R.G. site you will have noted our ringing successes. This has included 2 Jackdaws and 17 Sand Martins rung at Church Farm. We have also rung 5 Barn Owls and 5 Kestrels around the village. New species added to my Thornton list have included a Marsh Tit that visited the garden, a Reed Warbler at Dessy Lakes, and a single Shoveler on the res. The 4 Quail between Bagworth and Nailstone were just outside my local patch, so don't count, but their "Wet me Lips" call was still great to hear.

A Common Sandpiper on the 27th June was perhaps the first glimmer of return migration. With even more mud now exposed there is a good chance of some more waders in the late summer. On the 4th July there were 4 Oyster Catchers and 4 Pochard, demonstrating some kind of movement.

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