Monday, 30 May 2016

Bank Holiday Bits

 Redshank at Rainham yesterday- a record breeding season apparently. Also 60 pairs!! of Lapwings on the reserve. Amazing conservation success story. Also saw 2 Avocet, Hobby and Cuckoo. Its been another good year at Rainham, London's premier birding spot thanks to the RSPB. 
 Will try and get an id on this when I can- great looking little fella. 

A few bits from the moth trap
 Turnip moth- looks too small? (or an early Heart and Club? or something else) 
 Poplar Grey 
 Setaceous Hebrew Character (First of the year)
I thought this was an early Square-spot Rustic but not sure now- Garden Dart? Surrey Moths have come back with Small Square-spot (a new one for me). The internet for identification always amazes me- any individual can learn some of the most familiar things and then when they see something different go to the forums. The democratization/ digitalization of natural history- a beautiful revolution. 

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