Saturday 6 April 2019

Since my last post I've recorded 2 new species for the year in the moth trap: Brindled Beauty and best of all a Lead-coloured Drab which is new for the garden list. We had an interesting day at Dungeness yesterday. The Common Crane showed distantly from the entrance track to the RSPB Reserve and a number of spring migrants were noted: Willow Warbler, Wheatear, Black Redstart and  Sedge Warbler. A pair of Bearded Tits showed well from the ramp on the rererve. The Grey-backed Mining Bees were present near the Visitor Centre, and around a dozen Gorse Shieldbugs were noted around the site.
Lead-coloured Drab

 The Grey-backed Mining Bee

 Gorse Shieldbugs

Bearded Tit