Friday, 14 June 2013

Elephants and White Spot

Lade - 0700hrs - mild, dry and sunny - Finished the weeks natural history tour with a decent catch of garden moths. While numbers were low there was some quality in the form of Small Elephant Hawk-moth, new for the year, Poplar Hawk-moth, Silver Y and White Spot, a Red Data Book 2 moth.
                                Silver Y

                                Small Elephant Hawk-moth

                                White Spot

In summary we recorded 103 species of birds during the week, despite the indifferent weather, with the highlights for the guests being the reedbed birds at Dengemarsh, seabirds and waders at Rye and Nightingales at Park Wood. The plants were well received as were the moths, butterflies and porpoises. We also visited the gardens at Great Dixter, six Marsh churches and a Lookers hut.

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