Eco Club again and CES 6

Sunday, June 26th 2011

 Sweep netting in the clearings near to the Field Centre.

hunting in the clearings

 After returning the various creatures our group moved on to the heathland.  Another photo of the sweep nets in action!

group of bug hunters

Our search here was very productive, the catch included Harvestmen, Red Ants, and an Ichneumon Wasp.


hunting on the Heathland

This Clouded Border was basking nicely on the heath.

Can you spot the Rhinos? There are many variations to the patterns on a Clouded Border but the colours remain the same.

Clouded Border

CES 6 was warm and sunny but at times there was a blustery wind.   225 birds were processed, many of which were juveniles, including  3 Redstart, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Greenfinch and Wren.  Near the end of the day this juvenile Grey Wagtail was ringed and the final total for new Blackcaps was 11.  Looking at the comparison table, despite the hot claggy weather and brilliant sunshine which was exposing most of the nets, the session ended up 3rd in the league table behind 2006 (274) and 2007 (244). At least 3 Roe Deer were seen with kids (one with twins) and the many visitors had an enjoyable day.

Grey Wagtail in the hand

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