A day spent looking for leaf mines and new birds for the year, with highlights including Treecreeper, Nuthatch & Marsh Tit in the Downs, a Green Sandpiper at Holme Marsh and a new beetle for the patch in the guise of Anchomenas dorsalis.
Mine of Golden Pygmy Moth, Stigmella aureola, Holme village, 17th January 2015
Mine of the Dipteran Phtomyza ilicis, Holme Churchyard, 17th January 2015
Mines of the Chrysomellid beetle Apteropeda orbicula on Cowslip, Ringstead Downs, 17th January 2015
Black Snail Beetle, Silpha atrata, Ringstead Downs, 17th January 2015
Anchomenas dorsalis, Ringstead Downs, 17th January 2015