|Long Tailed Tit - drying out!|
|Typical hedge line around the castle|
Thursday was a moth morning meeting Steve at 4.30am, there were good numbers, especially COMMON FOOTMAN, we did have 4 moths new for the year as well COPPER UNDERWING, WHITE SPOTTED PUG, STRAW UNDERWING and SUSPECTED. The current total for macro moths this year is 285 although I know Steve added at least one more this morning with a new site record, ROUND WINGED MUSLIN. Below are a couple of micro moths from Thursday morning and a KENT BLACK ARCHES.
|Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha Dentella) and above.|
|Kent Black Arches|
It was quiet for birds Thursday, as was this morning until I was watching a young GREY HERON in the new pond, just after it flew off a V formation of waders came into view from the east, unfortunately not onto the new pond but 50+ WHIMBREL (95) continued west, my highest count here. These are a slightly less the annual sighting and nice addition to the year list.
|Part of the Whimbrel flock this morning|