Saturday 17 April 2021

With the cold northerly winds I've had no new moths since my last post. With the lockdown easing I've been a bit further afield and the best birds have been a Snow Bunting at Reculver, Garganey at Oare Marshes, Pied Flycatcher at Ashford, Iceland Gull at Dungeness, and a Ring Ouzel at Grove Ferry.  

Pied Flycatcher

    Iceland Gull
Ring Ouzel

Friday 2 April 2021

 A couple of very warm days at the end of March gave a small boost to moth numbers, with Brindled and Double-striped Pugs, Oak Nycteolene, Yellow Horned, Early Tooth-striped and Light Brown Apple Moth new for the year. Best of all was Caloptilia stigmatella which was new for the garden. A Rambur's Pied Shieldbug on the shed door was my second record. Further afield I finally tracked down my first Orange Underwing Moth in a local wood.

Orange Underwing


                                                               Rambur's Pied Shieldbug

C. stigmatella

                                                                       Yellow Horned