Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Galium Carpet

Lade - 0700hrs - warm, dry, sunny, ne 3 - A reduced catch in the garden moth trap due a brisk overnight north-easterly, although Galium Carpet reappeared along with four species of hawk-moths.

                                Galium Carpet, a regular in the garden trap

RSPB - A circuit of the reserve was more to check out wildflowers for a botanical walk on Saturday. Marsh Harriers were busy bringing in food for fledglings on Hookers and a Bittern flew out to feed over by New Ex. The usual wildfowl and Little Egrets noted, plus two Hobbies, Raven and Peregrine.
On Dengemarsh the terns appeared to be doing ok with several chicks hunkered down out of the wind, although difficult to see.

                                Common Tern, Dengemarsh

                                Viper`s Bugloss with white flower, Dengemarsh

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