Monday 17 June 2019

Elephants in the trap

Lade - warm, dry and sunny, light airs - Perfect conditions for moths last night and it was no surprise that 23 species of macros were lurking in the trap this morning, including the two Elephants, Grass Emerald and Brimstone. It was all very predictable bird wise on the local patch, although good to see the two Oystercatcher chicks growing well on the scaffold island and several Cuckoos still present.

                                Elephant and Small Elephant Hawk-moths

                                                Dark Mullein

 The Dark Mullein spikes were up in great profusion in the usual spot by north lake, while the vandalised site signs have been repaired by RSPB, but for how long they`ll stay intact remains to be seen.

   Along the beach yesterday countless thousands of Cockles were washed up on the beach over a 100 yards section, along with several large Barrel Jellyfish the size of dinner plates.

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