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Wednesday, August 4th 2021

There were some dramatic skies over the reserve this afternoon. 

It stayed dry as the last two Barn Owl chicks were ringed.  These beautiful owlets were so quiet and settled as they received their rings.  A photograph was taken and you can see that they are beginning to lose their white down and gain their feathers.

Changing angles it brought a smile to our faces as the younger of the two definitely had a funky topnot!  It will not be long before these two fledge.

Hopefully the breeze will continue to head the rain to the east as it is moth night tonight.  It takes a considerable amount of time to set up as there are five to seven moth traps set around the reserve.  Each needs a power supply and so the generators had to be brought into action.  Unfortunately this one proved unco-operative.  Ian came to the rescue - thanks Ian.

It was the normal moth morning and a Drinker moth was caught.  One had not been seen for several years.  More surprises in the morning?

Thank you to Sophie and Gerry for sorting the generators and helping to set up the moth traps.  Thanks also to the moth group who also lent a hand.


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