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July 2008

 

Thursday 31st July

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Houghton, 31-Jul-08 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Houghton, 31-Jul-08
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Houghton, 31-Jul-08 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Houghton, 31-Jul-08

Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Houghton, 31st July 2008

 

Ringed China-mark, Bawdeswell, 31-Jul-08 Forest Bug, Bawdeswell, 31-Jul-08

Ringed China-mark (left) and Forest Bug (right), Bawdeswell, 31st July 2008

 

Aethes sp., Bawdeswell, 31-Jul-08 Blastobasis lignea, Bawdeswell, 31-Jul-08

Aethes sp. (left) and Blastobasis lignea (right), Bawdeswell, 31st July 2008 - please let me know if you know which Aethes it is

 

Wednesday 30th July

Tonights moths included Sandy Carpet, Green Pug and Blood-vein.

Green Pug, Bawdeswell, 30-Jul-08 Blood-vein, Bawdeswell, 30-Jul-08

Green Pug (left) and Blood-vein (right), Bawdeswell, 30th July 2008

 

Tuesday 29th July

I always think Dark Arches are quite big moths when they're flying around in the bedroom, and tonight's was no exception. But then something else came in that was even bigger. When it eventually settled I discovered a cute, fat, furry, moley thing quite unlike anything I'd seen before. Turned out to be a Drinker; I've seen their caterpillars before but had no idea how bizarre-looking the adults were. After this, something else came in that was even bigger. I remember seeing them before I knew much about moths but I've not managed to see any in the last 2-3 years since I've been looking at them more carefully: a Poplar Hawkmoth.

Drinker, Bawdeswell, 29-Jul-08 Drinker, Bawdeswell, 29-Jul-08

Drinker, Bawdeswell, 29th July 2008. It completely ignored the Moths book it settled next to, preferring to read up on how to identify African Mourning Doves. Very interesting too.

 

Poplar Hawkmoth, Bawdeswell, 29-Jul-08 Poplar Hawkmoth, Bawdeswell, 29-Jul-08

Poplar Hawkmoth, Bawdeswell, 29th July 2008

 

Gnat, Bawdeswell, 29-Jul-08  

Gnat, Bawdeswell, 29th July 2008

 

 

Monday 28th July

I struggled to ID this moth, but I think it's a Large Twin-spot Carpet. Please let me know if you can confirm or otherwise. A Smoky Wainscot was the next best moth tonight.

Large Twin-spot Carpet, Bawdeswell, 28-Jul-08  

Large Twin-spot Carpet, Bawdeswell, 28th July 2008

 

Sunday 27th July

Not much to report today, except my first Ruby Tiger.

Single Dotted Wave, Bawdeswell, 27-Jul-08 Ruby Tiger, Bawdeswell, 27-Jul-08

Dwarf Cream Wave (left) and Small Fan-footed Wave (right), Bawdeswell, 27th July 2008

 

Dwarf Cream Wave, Bawdeswell, 27-Jul-08 Small Fan-footed Wave, Bawdeswell, 27-Jul-08

Dwarf Cream Wave (left) and Small Fan-footed Wave (right), Bawdeswell, 27th July 2008

 

Saturday 26th July

At least 1 Green Sandpiper at Sparham Pools this morning. I always thought that juvenile passerines weren't good at singing but a Willow Warbler with all-yellow underparts (and therefore presumably juvenile) was in full voice singing away. Also here were several Red-eyed Damselflies and, among them, at least 1 Small Red-eyed Damselfly.

A good selection of moths tonight including my first Gold Triangle (a real beauty for a micro moth) and my first Nut-tree Tussock. Also both Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet and 2 Red Twin-spot Carpets, 2 Dwarf Cream Waves, Single-dotted Wave, V-Pug, Flame Shoulder, 2 Scalloped Oaks, 2 Common Footmen, Phlyctaenia coronata, Pyrausta aurata and more. Less pleasant was a Sexton Beetle that was flying around noisily and wildly and was covered in a seething mass of mites.

Peacock, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08 Comma, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08

Peacock (left) and Comma (right), Sparham Pools, 26th July 2008

 

Grey Heron, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08 Black-tailed Skimmer, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08

Grey Heron (left) and Common Blue Damselflies (right), Sparham Pools, 26th July 2008

 

Black-tailed Skimmer, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08 Brown Hawker, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08

Black-tailed Skimmer (left) and Brown Hawker (right), Sparham Pools, 26th July 2008

 

Green-veined White, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08 Meadow Brown & Gatekeeper, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08

Green-veined White (left) and Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper (right), Sparham Pools, 26th July 2008

 

Pyrausta aurata, Bawdeswell, 26-Jul-08 Gold Triangle, Bawdeswell, 26-Jul-08

Pyrausta aurata (left) and Gold Triangle (right), Bawdeswell, 26th July 2008

 

Nut-tree Tussock, Bawdeswell, 26-Jul-08 Red Twin-spot Carpet, Bawdeswell, 26-Jul-08

Nut-tree Tussock (left) and Red Twin-spot Carpet (right), Bawdeswell, 26th July 2008

 

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, Bawdeswell, 26-Jul-08 Red Twin-spot Carpet, Bawdeswell, 26-Jul-08

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet (left) and Red Twin-spot Carpet (right, different from above individual), Bawdeswell, 26th July 2008

 

Sexton Beetle, Bawdeswell, 26-Jul-08 Phlyctaenia coronata, Bawdeswell, 26-Jul-08

Sexton Beetle, probably Nicrophorus vespillo, covered in mites (left) and Phlyctaenia coronata (right), Bawdeswell, 26th July 2008

 

Three-lined Soldier, Sparham Pools, 26-Jul-08  

Three-lined Soldier, Sparham Pools, 26th July 2008 - not easy to photograph things sitting on your right hand when you're right-handed! Thanks to Jay Clark for the ID.

 

Friday 25th July

Best moth tonight was a Smoky Wainscot, though this Orange Ladybird was better looking.

Orange Ladybird, Bawdeswell, 25-Jul-08  

Orange Ladybird, Bawdeswell, 25th July 2008

 

Thursday 24th July

Have spent the last four days on a course in London which was less than great. Tonight's moths included what I think was a Buff Ermine, though it never stopped flying to let me view it at rest.

Brimstone Moth, Bawdeswell, 24-Jul-08 Buff Ermine, Bawdeswell, 24-Jul-08

Brimstone Moth (left) and Buff Ermine (right), Bawdeswell, 24th July 2008

 

Sunday 20th July

With an onshore NW wind forecast I was all set for a seawatch this morning, but when I woke up even the leaves on the trees weren't moving so I figured there weren't going to be any Cory's brought close to shore today. The breeze did pick up fairly soon, but not enough to tempt me to the coast, so to Swanton Morley instead. Highlight was a Greenshank flying over but other than Kingfishers, Barn Owl and dodgy geese, there wasn't much else to keep me entertained.

Naerby the Mallard x Egpytian Goose hybrid remains at Bylaugh, with a Little Egret today.

Moths dodging the rain tonight include my first Red Twin-spot Carpet of the year and another Flame Shoulder.

Sedge Warbler, Swanton Morley, 20-Jul-08 Song Thrush, Swanton Morley, 20-Jul-08

Sedge Warbler (left) and Song Thrush (right), Swanton Morley, 20th July 2008

 

Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley, 20-Jul-08 Tufted Duck, Swanton Morley, 20-Jul-08

female Tufted Duck and ducklings, Swanton Morley, 20th July 2008

 

Blue-tailed Damselfly, Swanton Morley, 20-Jul-08 Dark? Fruit-tree Tortrix, Swanton Morley, 20-Jul-08

Blue-tailed Damselfly (left) and Fruit-tree Tortrix (right), Swanton Morley, 20th July 2008 - I guess the Tortrix is a Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix, but please let me know if you can confirm or otherwise.

 

Red-legged Partridge, Bylaugh, 20-Jul-08 Red-legged Partridge, Bylaugh, 20-Jul-08

Red-legged Partridge chick, Bylaugh, 20th July 2008

 

Red Twin-spot Carpet, Bawdeswell, 20-Jul-08 Early Thorn, Bawdeswell, 20-Jul-08

Red Twin-spot Carpet (left) and Early Thorn (right), Bawdeswell, 20th July 2008

 

Saturday 19th July

Am hoping the wind, rain and gloom will not be a theme of many more Saturdays to come this autumn, unless the wind's in the NE (in which case bring on the gloom). Did someone say it was summer? No birding, but lots of swotting up on Malawi birds ready for my upcoming travels.

Bee Moth, Bawdeswell, 19-Jul-08  

Bee Moth, Bawdeswell, 19th July 2008

 

Thursday 17th July

A Lilac Beauty was a cracking new moth for me, and a Single-dotted Wave was new for the year.

Lilac Beauty, Bawdeswell, 17-Jul-08 Single-dotted Wave, Bawdeswell, 17-Jul-08

Lilac Beauty (left) and Single-dotted Wave (right), Bawdeswell, 17th July 2008

 

Mother of Pearl, Bawdeswell, 17-Jul-08 Common Wave, Bawdeswell, 17-Jul-08

Mother of Pearl (left) and Common Wave (right), Bawdeswell, 17th July 2008

 

Emmelina monodactyla, Bawdeswell, 17-Jul-08 Eudonia mercurella, Bawdeswell, 17-Jul-08

Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla (left) and Eudonia mercurella (right), Bawdeswell, 17th July 2008

 

Wednesday 16th July

With most things in life you get better with practice, even in birding. But with gull identification the more I do it the worse I get.

Gulls, Houghton - Harpley, 16-Jul-08 Gull, Houghton - Harpley, 16-Jul-08

Gulls, between Houghton and Harpley, 16th July 2008 - answers on a postcard please!

 

Early Thorn, Bawdeswell, 16-Jul-08 Early Thorn, Bawdeswell, 16-Jul-08

Early Thorn (left) and Dark Arches (right), Bawdeswell, 16th July 2008

 

Early Thorn, Bawdeswell, 16-Jul-08  

Wormwood Pug, Bawdeswell, 16th July 2008

 

Tuesday 15th July

I'm spending most of my lunchtimes at the moment scrutinising the gulls at a pig farm near Houghton, in the hope that one day I might learn how to identify some of them. Still can't pick out anything interesting though, despite some attempts to string Yellow-legged Gulls. Tonight's haul of moths included Small China-mark and a nice Scalloped Oak.

Scalloped Oak, Bawdeswell, 15-Jul-08 Small Magpie, Bawdeswell, 15-Jul-08

Scalloped Oak (left) and Small Magpie (right), Bawdeswell, 15th July 2008

 

Small China-mark, Bawdeswell, 15-Jul-08 Endotricha flammealis, Bawdeswell, 15-Jul-08

Small China-mark (left) and oddly green-looking Endotricha flammealis (right), Bawdeswell, 15th July 2008

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Houghton - Harpley, 15-Jul-08  

Lesser Black-backed Gull, between Houghton and Harpley, 15th July 2008

 

Monday 14th July

Twenty-plume Moth, Bawdeswell, 14-Jul-08 Small Fan-footed Wave, Bawdeswell, 14-Jul-08

Twenty-plume Moth (left) and Small Fan-footed Wave (right), Bawdeswell, 14th July 2008

 

Phlyctaenia coronata, Bawdeswell, 14-Jul-08 Supertramp, Bawdeswell, 14-Jul-08

Phlyctaenia coronata (left) and Supertramp (right), Bawdeswell, 14th July 2008 - not sure what a diving beetle is doing in my bedroom - it's not very wet there!

 

Sunday 13th July

Nothing to write home about at Swanton Morley this morning. Highlights were several Kingfishers, Barn Owls and Barnacle Goose. At Bylaugh one of the Mallard x Egyptian Goose hybrids is still present.

Barn Owl, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08 Barn Owl, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08
Barn Owl, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08 Barn Owl, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08
Barn Owl, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08 Barn Owl, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08

Barn Owl, Swanton Morley, 13th July 2008

 

Gadwall, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08 Gadwall, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08

Gadwall, Swanton Morley, 13th July 2008

 

Chaffinch, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08 Gadwall, Swanton Morley, 13-Jul-08

Chaffinch and River Wensum, Swanton Morley, 13th July 2008

 

Fan-foot, Bawdeswell, 13-Jul-08 Dark Arches, Bawdeswell, 13-Jul-08

Fan-foot (left) and Dark Arches (right), Bawdeswell, 13th July 2008

 

Large Yellow Underwing, Bawdeswell, 13-Jul-08  

Large Yellow Underwing, Bawdeswell, 13th July 2008 - a couple seen in the garden but none have come in yet this year.

 

Saturday 12th July

Nothing to show from a wander round Sparham Pools this evening - best birds were a couple of Barn Owls. Also the worst evening for moths for some time with just 1 macro:

Willow Beauty, Bawdeswell, 12-Jul-08  

Willow Beauty, Bawdeswell, 12th July 2008

 

Friday 11th July

Spent lunch at a pig-farm near Houghton where there have been good numbers of gulls recently. Mostly Lesser Black-backed but plenty of Herring (and Black-headed) too. Unfortunately my gull identication skills aren't as strong as I'd like them to be, so I'm not at all sure about what might have been a Yellow-legged Gulll; what do you think? Back at home a Dwarf Cream Wave was first for the year.

Update: I think the gull's probably just a Herring - at least, apart from a slightly dark-looking mantle I can't see any good reason why it's not.

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Harpley - Houghton, 11-Jul-08 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Harpley - Houghton, 11-Jul-08

Lesser Black-backed Gull (left) and unidentifed gull, probably Herring Gull (right), between Houghton and Harpley, 11th July 2008

 

Gull, Harpley - Houghton, 11-Jul-08 Gull, Harpley - Houghton, 11-Jul-08

Gull sp., between Houghton and Harpley, 11th July 2008. Not quite sure what this one is either - Herring Gull I think? (Not the one in the front, that's Lesser Black-backed).

 

Dwarf Cream Wave, Bawdeswell, 11-Jul-08 Small Fan-footed Wave, Bawdeswell, 11-Jul-08

Dwarf Cream Wave (left) and Small Fan-footed Wave (right), Bawdeswell, 11th July 2008

 

Small Dusty Wave, Bawdeswell, 11-Jul-08 Silver Y, Bawdeswell, 11-Jul-08

Small Dusty Wave (left) and Silver Y (right), Bawdeswell, 11th July 2008

 

Spectacle, Bawdeswell, 11-Jul-08 Spectacle, Bawdeswell, 11-Jul-08

Spectacles, Bawdeswell, 11th July 2008

 

Thursday 10th July

Tonight's moths included my first Smoky Wainscot, my first two Dingy Footmen of the year (one of each form), Common Footman, Flame Shoulder, Small Fan-footed Wave and my first Wormwood Pug of the year.

Dingy Footman, Bawdeswell, 10-Jul-08 Dingy Footman, Bawdeswell, 10-Jul-08

Dingy Footmen, Bawdeswell, 10th July 2008

 

Smoky Wainscot, Bawdeswell, 10-Jul-08 Common Footman, Bawdeswell, 10-Jul-08

Smoky Wainscot (left) and Common Footman (right), Bawdeswell, 10th July 2008

 

Spectacle, Bawdeswell, 10-Jul-08 Wormwood Pug, Bawdeswell, 10-Jul-08

Spectacle (left) and Wormwood Pug (right), Bawdeswell, 10th July 2008

 

Udea prunalis, Bawdeswell, 10-Jul-08  

Udea prunalis, Bawdeswell, 10th July 2008 - thanks Colin for the ID

 

Wednesday 9th July

With the rain, not much new in tonight - just 3 Common Emeralds and some micros. Also my first Cabbage Moth of the year which I think may have snuck in the night before without me noticing.

Cabbage Moth, Bawdeswell, 9-Jul-08 Short-cloaked Moth, Bawdeswell, 9-Jul-08

Cabbage Moth (left) and Short-cloaked Moth (right), Bawdeswell, 9th July 2008 (the latter is the same one that arrived a few days ago - it seems not to want to leave!)

 

Bramble Shoot Moth, Bawdeswell, 9-Jul-08  

Bramble Shoot Moth, Bawdeswell, 9th July 2008 - thanks to Håkan and Tristan for the ID

 

Tuesday 8th July

Tonight's selection of moths included my first Common Footman, Common Wave and Dark Arches for the year, my first ever Light Arches and another Triple-spotted Clay.

Common Footman, Bawdeswell, 8-Jul-08 Common Wave, Bawdeswell, 8-Jul-08

Common Footman (left) and Common Wave (right), Bawdeswell, 8th July 2008

 

Dark Arches, Bawdeswell, 8-Jul-08 Light Arches, Bawdeswell, 8-Jul-08

Dark Arches (left) and Light Arches (right), Bawdeswell, 8th July 2008

 

Triple-spotted Clay, Bawdeswell, 8-Jul-08 Barred Straw, Bawdeswell, 8-Jul-08

Barred Straw (left) and Barred Straw (right), Bawdeswell, 8th July 2008

 

Large Tabby, Bawdeswell, 8-Jul-08 Dark? Fruit-tree Tortrix, Bawdeswell, 8-Jul-08

Large Tabby (left) and Fruit-tree Tortrix sp., probably Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (right), Bawdeswell, 8th July 2008 - thanks to Håkan Sandin for IDs

 

Monday 7th July

Highlights this evening were my first Ghost Moth and another Barred Straw. With Brimstone and Swallow-tailed Moths among the relatively few others, there was a distinctly yellow theme going on!

Ghost Moth, Bawdeswell, 7-Jul-08 Barred Straw, Bawdeswell, 7-Jul-08

Ghost Moth (left) and Barred Straw (right), Bawdeswell, 7th July 2008

 

Sunday 6th July

Naff weather so not much activity today on any fronts. Just 2 moths in this evening, though both quite interesting ones: my second V-Pug and my first Short-cloaked Moth. Also one discovered this morning that had presumably come in last night it reminds me of Udea lutealis, but I'm not convinced. Is that what it is, or another Udea sp., or something else entirely - plesase let me know if you know! (Update - it's Udea prunalis: thanks Colin).

moth, Bawdeswell, 6-Jul-08 Short-cloaked Moth, Bawdeswell, 6-Jul-08

Udea prunalis (left) and Short-cloaked Moth (right), Bawdeswell, 6th July 2008 - thanks Colin for confirming the Udea.

 

Saturday 5th July

Popped into Cley briefly this evening to see the Lesser Yellowlegs - don't think I've seen one in such full breeding plumage before. Not many other waders moving through yet, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and some nice summery Ruffs. Didn't bother going round to see the distant sleeping Spoonbills on North Scrape.

Moths this evening included my first Triple-spotted Clay, a Bright-line Brown-eye and my first Endotricha flammealis and Chrysoteuchia culmella of the year.

Lesser Yellowlegs, Cley, 5-Jul-08 Lesser Yellowlegs, Cley, 5-Jul-08

Lesser Yellowlegs, Cley, 5th July 2008

 

Redshank, Cley, 5-Jul-08 Redshank, Cley, 5-Jul-08

Redshank, Cley, 5th July 2008

 

Ruff, Cley, 5-Jul-08 Ruff, Cley, 5-Jul-08
Ruff, Cley, 5-Jul-08 Ruff, Cley, 5-Jul-08

Ruffs, Cley, 5th July 2008

 

Little Egret, Cley, 5-Jul-08 Little Egret, Cley, 5-Jul-08

Little Egret, Cley, 5th July 2008

 

Shoveler, Cley, 7-Nov-03 Shoveler, Cley, 7-Nov-03

female (left) and juvenile (right) Shovelers, Cley, 5th July

 

Gadwall, Cley, 5-Jul-08 Teal, Cley, 5-Jul-08

eclipse males Gadwall (left) and Teal (right), Cley, 5th July 2008

 

Marsh Harrier, Cley, 5-Jul-08 Marsh Harrier, Cley, 5-Jul-08

male and female Marsh Harriers, Cley, 5th July 2008

 

Marsh Harriers, Cley, 5-Jul-08 Marsh Harriers, Cley, 5-Jul-08
Marsh Harriers, Cley, 5-Jul-08  

male, female and juvenile Marsh Harriers, Cley, 5th July 2008. These were taken during a double food-pass:

1) male with prey, female approaching from left;

2) male has passed prey and turned back left, female has just caught the prey; juvenile is appearing below;

3) female has passed the prey, juvenile has caught it.

 

Silver Y, Bawdeswell, 5-Jul-08 Triple-spotted Clay, Bawdeswell, 5-Jul-08

Silver Y (left) and Triple-spotted Clay (right), Bawdeswell, 5th July 2008

 

Riband Wave, Bawdeswell, 5-Jul-08 Endotricha flammealis, Bawdeswell, 5-Jul-08

Riband Wave (left) and Endotricha flammealis (right), Bawdeswell, 5th July 2008

 

Bright-line Brown-eye, Bawdeswell, 5-Jul-08 Brimstone Moth, Bawdeswell, 5-Jul-08

Bright-line Brown-eye (left) and Brimstone Moth (right), Bawdeswell, 5th July 2008

 

Friday 4th July

The Barred Straw remained from yesterday and a Clay was another new species for me. A Small Fan-footed Wave was new for the year.

Clay, Bawdeswell, 4-Jul-08 Clay, Bawdeswell, 4-Jul-08

Clay, Bawdeswell, 4th July 2008

 

Small Fan-footed Wave, Bawdeswell, 4-Jul-08 Barred Straw, Bawdeswell, 4-Jul-08

Small Fan-footed Wave (left) and Barred Straw (right), Bawdeswell, 4th July 2008

 

Riband Wave, Bawdeswell, 4-Jul-08 Small Dusty Wave, Bawdeswell, 4-Jul-08

Riband Wave (left) and Small Dusty Wave (right), Bawdeswell, 4th July 2008

 

Double-striped Pug, Bawdeswell, 4-Jul-08  

Double-striped Pug, Bawdeswell, 4th July 2008

 

Thursday 3rd July

Most interesting moth this evening was a distinctive new one for me, Barred Straw. A Fan-foot was new for the year - interesting to compare it with the Small Fan-foot from Monday. I hope someone can help me with another unidentified micro, this time a yellowy gold one.

Update: the unidentified micro is a Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana (thanks Rob!)

Fan-foot, Bawdeswell, 3-Jul-08 Barred Straw, Bawdeswell, 3-Jul-08

Fan-foot (left) and Barred Straw (right), Bawdeswell, 3rd July 2008

 

Hook-marked Straw Moth, Bawdeswell, 3-Jul-08 Hook-marked Straw Moth, Bawdeswell, 3-Jul-08

Hook-marked Straw Moth, Bawdeswell, 3rd July 2008 - thanks Rob for the ID.

 

Riband Wave, Bawdeswell, 3-Jul-08  

Riband Wave, Bawdeswell, 3rd July 2008

 

Wednesday 2nd July

Engrailed and Grey/Dark Dagger were new for the year.

Grey or Dark Dagger, Bawdeswell, 2-Jul-08 Engrailed, Bawdeswell, 2-Jul-08

Grey or Dark Dagger (left) and Engrailed (right), Bawdeswell, 2nd July 2008

 

Tuesday 1st July

There was a Barn Owl less than a quarter of a mile from my house this evening, but I've still not seen one from the house. No shortage of moths here though including my first V-Pug and my first Beautiful Hook-tip. Also Treble Brown Spot and Mottled Rustic were seconds, while a couple of distinctive-looking micros remain unidentified as yet (please let me know if you can help with these).

Update: the micros are now identified (thanks to Colin): Codling Moth and Plum Tortrix.

V-Pug, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08 V-Pug, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08

V-Pug, Bawdeswell, 1st July 2008

 

Beautiful Hook-tip, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08 Treble Brown Spot, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08

Beautiful Hook-tip (left) and Treble Brown Spot (right), Bawdeswell, 1st July 2008

 

Codling Moth, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08 Hedya ochroleucana, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08

Codling Moth (left) and Plum Tortrix (right), Bawdeswell, 1st July 2008 - thanks to Colin for the ID on these two (update August 2011 - just come across this photo somewhere else - surely with that ochreous tone in the pale distal section this must be Hedya ochroleucana and not Plum Tortrix?)

 

Yellow Shell, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08 Yellow Shell, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08

Yellow Shell, Bawdeswell, 1st July 2008 - the in-flight shot would have been impressive if more than half of it had been in the frame!

 

Mottled Rustic, Bawdeswell, 1-Jul-08  

Mottled Rustic, Bawdeswell, 1st July 2008

 

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