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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Spotted Flycatchers, Painted Ladies, Diamond Backs but Greenish has gone

On Saturday 4th June, on an initially foggy and cool morning at Dip Farm, there was no sign of the Greenish Warbler but the Spotted Flycatcher, male and female Blackcaps, showed well in the north west corner of the north hedgerow of Dip Farm. A flying Lesser Whitethroat flew onto the rail track and a migrating Painted Lady flew south. At 11.40, am a Painted Lady flew south over the football pitch. At 11.40am in the garden, first a brief male Orange Tip flew around the garden, a Holly Blue seen in the central flowerbed, plus a very confiding Painted Lady flew in and settled on the flowering wallflower and posed well for the camera, where it remained all afternoon and was even about when Jen & I arrived back from a trip Southwold (Male Marsh Harrier seen quartering the reeds close by Potter Bridge) at 5.40pm. Also in the garden, initially, 5 Diamond- backed Micro Moths seen in the front garden. In the evening I counted 50+ Diamond backs in the front garden and an incredible 192 Diamond backs in the back garden. At Corton Old Sewage works, the Spotted Flycatcher was in the hedge on the west side of the Corton OSW in the evening. Also an incredible 700+ Diamond backs seen!

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