"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Sack the weather man!

We had a much longer day in the field than expected and made the most of it up and until five just before the originally stated mid morning rain set in.  The NOA moth traps as always produced some goodies including - Fenland Pearl, Scarce Footman, White-line Dart & the pretty micro Lozotaeniodes formosana.  Grasshopper & Cricket season is underway with Short-winged Conehead, Field & Mottled Grasshopper noted.  Endless sweeping brought up a new Soliderfly in the form of either Barred or Fen Snout.  Two Dune Chafers were along the coastal path along with a Black-tailed Skimmer and Andy and mines first Dark Green Fritillary of the year.  After complaining about no new birds a Hobby made a brief appearance whilst it seems Spoonbills are starting their regular appearances on the reserve.


Seaward side of the Pines seven months after the tidal serge.  Although appearing dead amongst the brown needles are fresh green ones!


Dunes Chafer?

Barred/Fen Snout

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