Saturday 15 May 2021

 Since my last post the moth trap has picked up a bit with milder weather. Species new for the year include: Nut-tree Tussock, Yellow-barred Brindle, Small Waved Umber, Cinnabar, Muslin Moth, Streamer, Toadflax Brocade, Brimstone, Rustic Shoulder-Knot and Spruce Carpet. Best of all was a rather worn Gem which was only my 2nd ever record of this migrant species and my 1st for 20 years. Birds seen recently include good number of the Hobby, Yellow Wagtails and a Spoonbill at Dungeness.

 The Gem




Yellow Wagtail


Monday 3 May 2021

 End of another month when persistent cold and often frosty nights meant very moths. The Early Thorn on 1st April was my only species new for the year recorded all month. Recent birds seen have included the Hoopoe at Stelling Minnis, Bar-tailed Godwits at Dungeness, Whitethroat and Stock Dove at Oare Marshes.



  Bar-tailed Godwits



Stock Dove