Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Southerly winds once again overnight and today, were it not for the clear sky, today may have been a day for migrants, as it stands the highlight of the day was a Turtle Dove calling at Nant. 

Green-veined White butterflies have been out in decent numbers, a total of 46 was recorded throughout the day. Small Coppers are getting more and more abundant by the day, nine today. 

A pair of Shelducks produced a brood of nine chicks yesterday, however in just one day this has been brought down to a brood of five, the odds are definitely against these ducklings. Not only are they threatened with gull attacks from the air, seals will also take them from below! 

Birds around today include: one Grey Heron, two Buzzards, 208 Oystercatchers, three Curlews, one Common Sandpiper, eight Collared Doves (the high count of the year), two Little Owls, 26 House Martins, two Garden Warblers and five Lesser Redpolls.

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