Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Virtually nothing of note was recorded during a day that was ornithologically desolate even by the standards of recent days – the dazzling pinnacle of excitement was probably another sighting of the same Grey Heron that has been lurking around the coast for most of the summer.

Plenty of moths were on the wing, but the variety of species was much the same as in the previous days – 15 Six-spot Burnets, 2 Rush Veneers and a Diamond-back Moth being the highlights.
A couple of attractive micro-moths from earlier in the year have both been identified as new species for the island: namely Batia lambdella and Acleris bergmanniana.

Batia lambdella (c) Richard Else

Acleris bergmanniana (c) Richard Else

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