Currently experiencing another 'heatwave' with day temperatures above 30 C, although seems like we haven't got out of the last one yet with no rain and sustained 'summer' conditions (high 20s during day often) for the last two or three weeks. The all time Old Vic moth list is now on an unratified 575 species (the target this year was to reach 500 so smashed that). Year list is 430 so slowly creeping up for 500 in a year so looks like the all time 500 target was a bit under ambitious. Members of the county moth recording scheme get up to 700 species a year in their gardens so really could do with pushing it a bit (although are only trapping three or four nights a week maximum due to work commitments ).
Another summer holiday week and another zoo visit with the kids- this time Whipsnade- had a family party of Spotted Flycatchers there and the usual Lapwings were in the Asia area feeding amongst the Bactrian Camels and Asian Elephants.
Willow Warbler singing this morning, the odd Blackcap about. the odd Yellow Wagtail going over and that's about it on the bird front.