Thursday, 7 July 2016

This morning brought the best catch of the year in the moth trap with 79 moths of 39 species. Swallow-tailed Moth, Lesser Yellow Underwing and Thistle Ermine were new for the year. However, best of all was a female Ghost Moth. The was the 1st Ghost Moth for 5 years but was only the 2nd female ever-the last one was 15 years ago. Spent a pleasant mainly overcast day at Dunge today where 9 species of butterfly were seen including Marbled Whites everywhere. Birds were hard to find but late in the afternoon we found the Glossy Ibis on a pool at the "Hayfields" on the RSPB reserve.

Glossy Ibis
 Ghost Moth (f)

 Marbled White

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