Holly, Jacob and I met up with Sue (and later David Lambert) at Rainham this morning. A moderate south west wind meant that insects were few are far between. Highlights included an eclipse male Garganey, a stunning pale and contrasting male Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit, young Lapwings and Redshanks, a Grass Snake and Drinker moth caterpillars.
Eclipse male Garganey
Drinker moth caterpillar
Back at the Obs this morning
Another pretty good night with the moth trap with a few new for years and also a tick for me.
Dusky Brocade- new for me
Small Blood Vein
Hoary Footman and for comparison below, Common Footman