Plants new in flower today were Wintercress, Horse Radish, Watercress, Japanese Rose and Laburnum (both clearly non-natives !) and what I think is Black Mustard along the Thornham Bank. I also caught up with Alder and Thyme-leaved Sandwort in flower.
The NOA moth trap held several Northern Drabs, whilst I caught a Waved Umber, 5 Shuttle-shaped Darts and 3 Light Brown Apple Moths in Hunstanton. The moth highlight of the the day though wa undoubtedly the Emperor Moth which I found along the east bank boardwalk - my first ever for the patch. Sadly, however, though alive, it was in a terribly ragged state.
Several hoverflies were also new to the patch for this year - with tentative identifications below.
Eupeodes luniger, Holmhurst Track, 5th May 2014
Pipiza sps - probably noctiluca, Holmhurst Track, 5th May 2014
Dasysyrphus albostriatus, Holmhurst Track, 5th May 2014
Emperor Moth, Holme NWT, 5th May 2014
Wintercress, Old Hunstanton, 5th May 2014
Watercress, Old Hunstanton, 5th May 2014
Horseradish, Old Hunstanton, 5th May 2014