Friday, 17 June 2016

A few more moths this morning, the best of which were Cream-bordered Green Pea, Mottled Beauty and Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix. Yesterday I made my annual trip to Westbere and was fortunate to see 3 Norfolk Hawkers, 3 Hairy Dragonflies and 1 Scarce Chaser. Today I made the weekly trip to Dunge. Skies looked threatening and we had quiet a lot of rain after lunch. At the ARC pit there were a few of the long-horn moth Nemophora degeerella and 2 Hobbies. We spent the rest of the morning at the patch where we were rewared with 14+ Shearwaters lingering offshore. They were fairly distant but having watched them for about 20 minutes we concluded they were almost certainly Balearics. After lunch rain made things difficult but we did see a Spotted Redshank flying around the Hayfields on the RSPB Reserve, where about 10 Hobbies were also seen.

 Nemophora degeerella

 Norfolk Hawker


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