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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The Wrong Reserve

Well, another ropey spring(!) day with cold NE winds ensuring no insect activity.
Probably twenty each of Swift and Sand Martin and ten each of Swallow and House Martin. Two mating LRPs, 3+ Redshanks and Oystercatchers. Probably 20-30 Common Terns with one pair showing interest in the single Tern raft already laden with BHGs. No obvious sign of the Bonaparte's Gull.

A Garden Warbler sang strongly but wasn't up for being papped.

An Eyed Hawkmoth was in the trap but not available due to school party, and it was too cold and grey to wait around.

And a kick in the teeth in the form of a Red-rumped Swallow at Titchfield where I first thought of going!! Ggrrr!!

Sarcophaga spp

One remaining Lapwing chick

LRPs on the job

First tern raft

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