Suinday June 18
No big days out, no 'special' birds nor moths, a very enjoyable month of general Natural History.
New for the garden
Three Nuthatches minimum, parents and offspring visiting the feeders.
4 Oystercatchers flying over, shouting at each other.
3 Water Ermine in Saturday's trap
A terrific moth session at Catfield Fen, a joint Butterfly Association/ RSPB event. 7 traps overnight plus heat and cloud, produced an enormous quantity and variety of moths. Daunting for the namers and recorders, very rewarding for the large number of attendees which included four well-behaved children. Good moths were also brought in for our enjoyment, many of them unusual Micros.
New for us included :
Olive Crescent (Suffolk trapped)
Golden Plusia (James Lowen)
It was a long session that included two led butterfly walks in the usually no access reserve and a chance for a short boat trip along a dyke. Most people stayed with the moths.