Thursday, 19 May 2022

Garden Moths

New Romney - heavy overnight thunderstorms, muggy - Perfect conditions then for moths coming to light with 13 species here in the garden trap, including Peppered Moth, Angle Shades, Common Wainscot and, new for me, Clouded Silver a species I didn`t get at Plovers on the shingle. There appears to be an influx of migrant Striped Hawk-moths currently underway with several turning up in local traps, including the one below just down the road from me; thanks to Sean C for the tip-off. 

                                  Striped Hawk-moth

                                 Peppered Moth

                                    Angle Shades

Elsewhere, bird wise these last couple of days there hasn`t been much change locally. I had a Cattle Egret on Cook`s Pool yesterday, while a small `funnel` of 20 screaming Swifts was of note over NR; the days when they were in their hundreds being just a distant memory.

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