Friday 8 July 2022

Carlton Marsh

Last night's moths session produced 36 species of macro and 11 species of  micro moths. They included Elephant, Poplar and Lime Hawk Moths, Poplar Grey, V Pug, Engrailed and Beautiful Golden Y.

Lime Hawk Moth

2 Noctule and a few Pipistrelle were flying over the scrape at dusk. At least 2 Tawny Owl juvs. were calling. (C. Parkin/CG).

Kingfisher (Trevor Naylor)

Little Egret (Trevor Naylor)

Littleworth Park-Monk Bretton

A Red Kite flew NE at 11.40hrs. A butterfly count provided 5 Comma, 479 Meadow Brown, 177 Ringlet, 68 Gatekeeper and 108 Small Skipper. Moths included hundreds of Burnet moths, The Clay, Dingy Footman and a 6 Belted Clearwing! (Chris Parkin).

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