Southerly light wind. Sunny spells but rain by early evening
A successful ringing session today resulted in 36 captures from just two nets set, all but three birds being juveniles.
Grasshopper Warbler 4
Sedge Warbler 4
Common Whitethroat 9
Garden Warbler 2
Willow Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 3
Great Tit 1
Blue Tit 1
A 6 watt Heath trap was set overnight which produced over 65 moths of 24 species.
|Swift (shots this good of this fast flying species, are not easy (MD))|
|Cinnabar moth caterpillar on Ragwort.|
This is how they obtain their toxins.
|Common Blue butterfly and a bumblebee|
|Male Holly Blue, compare underwing pattern with Janet's Common Blue above.|