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What a Day!

Monday, June 30th 2014

Driving in first thing this morning a Roe Deer with two kids was spotted, unfortunately they moved away before the camera could capture them.  In the afternoon a Hummingbird Hawkmoth was seen feeding from the Red Campion that grows along Risedale Beck.  As its name suggests it did not stay still and this is the best splodge that could be achieved!

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

These moths are migrants.  They have a long proboscis that can reach the nectary at the bottom of flowers.

Also recorded today was a leech, Blue Tailed Damselflies, Dark Green Fritillary and Sawort, which is still tight in bud.

Volunteers were hard at work checking stock and tidying the store room and cupboards in the Activity Room.  Parts of the reserve were checked ready for work tomorrow.  Thank you for your hard work today.

News from the north.  This morning at 0300 they set up the nets for Storm Petrels.  By the time they had finished they had processed 115 birds including four controls. (Birds ringed elsewhere and caught at Cape Wrath.)  As always it will be interesting to see the details of these birds when the information is returned to us.

Setting up for the Stormies


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