Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Hawfinch dip

 The Southern Mound meadows- full of day flying moths today; mainly C.culmella, also Burnet Companions, Yellowshell and Sitochroa verticalis. Also Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady and Meadow Brown up there.
 Linnet and Skylarks breeding in the new grassland habitat
 Chrysotoxum festivum on Bristly Ox-tongue on the Southern Mound
 Small Tortoiseshell on Thistle
 Painted Lady- five around today. The vanguard of the predicted invasion?
 Plume Moth Gillmeria sp? Gillmeria pallidactyla (Yarrow Moth) - thanks Derek
 Meadow Brown- first of the year today

 Marcus found a Hawfinch in the storm tanks today. Spent a good part of the day looking for it but no joy (might have heard it). The insect life has finally come to life on the Southern Mound with a bit of sun today.
Had Red Kite, Common Buzzard and Hobby.


Factor said...

You? Dipped? One for the history books! Good find for Beddington though

Peter Alfrey said...

Only the second record.