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From the Clifftop

Still not many migrant birds to report-no Wheatears as yet, but a  very early Dartford Warbler in clifftop gorse a couple of days ago was unexpected. Five Swifts shot through during a rainy spell on the same day.

The moth trap has been good , with a near perfect night-muggy and  overcast on 14/15th producing 46 species in my small trap [ but a friend using a Mercury Vapour trap in woodland at Hurstmonceux got 79 species ]. These included three Jersey Tigers, and a fine Clifden Nonpareil on the garage wall by the trap, in an amost identical place to this one last year. It made off, flashing its Blue Underwing [a less attractive alternative name for this moth]

Last night finished with heavy rain, but one of the better immigrant moths so far these year was fluttering round the light-The Vestal.

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