Tuesday, 14 June 2011

June 13th 2011

Despite being damp the warm air brought in over 160 moths of 26 species to my trap last night so once Bob had helped me clear down and take a few photos we went to Draycote Water for a walk to toft bay. A count of 85 immature Lesser Black-Backed Gulls loafing in fields off farborough bank with at least one adult Yellow-legged Gull present otherwise it was quiet. A male Pochard in toft bay was unusual and the Mute Swan flock was down from last weeks 44 to 36 but included one with davic ring number Y74. At least 5 Yellow Wagtail and 5 Buzzard noted along with 16 Common Spotted Orchid while the country park had 12 Meadow Brown and a Ringlet.

Meadow Brown

Common Spotted Orchid

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