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20th May

A Hobby, 50 Swallows and a Yellow Wagtail flew over and a flock of 50 Corn Buntings were feeding around the Point and Desert.

Three Brown Hares were seen in the Desert.

The afternoon was spent building a new trap with Wes Attridge who brought it down in to us in an IKEA style flatpack design ready for reassembling on site. All it needs now is some extra wood preserver and netting. The trap has always been known as a Crow Trap but crows are far to clever and hardly ever get caught in it. I have tried to adopt a new name of Wheatear Trap but so far it hasn't really stuck.

Huge thanks to Wes for his brilliant construction.