Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Barred Red

Lade - Humid, sunny, E 2 - Another busy night in the garden MV with Shoulder-striped Wainscot and Barred Red both new for the year. The latter species is an infrequent visitor to light here.
Whilst emptying the trap a late Greenshank flew over calling.

                                Barred Red

                                Common Blue in the moat

                               Dodder, a parasitic plant and abundant this spring

Dungeness - Had a mid-morning wander around the point looking for butterflies, of which there were few on the wing apart from in the more sheltered moat where Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Common Blue, Small Heath and Small Copper were all noted on the Valerian. After a cuppa and a natter with SG and MH in the Obs garden we continued our quest adding Brown Argus to the list, plus a few Silver Y and Yellow Belle day-flying moths.
  A Black Redstart singing from the power station complex was the only bird of note.

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