Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Weather; Fine and sunny. Very light north-easterly breeze.

As always at this time of year birding becomes much quieter in the lighthouse area. The spring migration is over and many summer visitors are now feeding newly fledged youngsters which have already left the nests. At least one pair of Willow Warblers and a pair of Whitethroats are feeding newly fledged and free flying young near the pond. Many other Whitethroats, Sedge and Reed Warblers are also carrying food in this area. 

Newly fledged Whitethroat. Note the gape line still evident.  EW
The field in front of the lighthouse is currently carpeted with Marsh and Pyramid Orchids, together with other wild flowers and grasses, The sunny day encouraged increased butterfly activity today, with many Large Skippers in particular being evident in the grassy areas.
Large Skipper (male) EW

Observers AMC, EW

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