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Thursday 21st April 2016

Highlights today were a Short-eared Owl hunting lavender marsh, 12 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 15 Sedge Warblers, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Redpoll sp and 6 Siskins. In the moth trap 2 Streamers, 6 Hebrew Characters and a Red Chestnut were counted.

Male Stonechat singing from a perch in the scrub - Kelling Quags,  April 2016