Saturday, 4 June 2016

We've reached the end of another month and the moth total for the year is 46 which compares unfavourably with 56 at the end of May last year. The only new species for the garden so far was the Spruce Seed Moth. This morning there were 13 Diamond-backs in the trap-part of huge influx in Eastern England with the 1st Mottled Rustic and Light Brocade of this year. Yesterday I spent another rather cold overcast day with occasional slight drizzle at Dunge. Despite being June there were very few insects about. At the ARC Pit 2 Cuckoos showed along the Willow Trail and there were good numbers of Hirundines and Swifts around. Two Hobblies were seen along the track to the Screen Hide. One was obviously finding life difficult. It was landing on the ground and in low bushes along the path-the first time I've ever seen a Hobby on the ground. We spent quite a bit of time at the patch where 2 Roseate Terns showed well before lunch and the "controversial" White-winged Gull showed well in the afternoon. More Hobby pictures in my Flickr site.

Hobby on the ground

 Iceland Gull? Kumlien's??

 Light Brocade


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