Birds, Moths, Natural History in and around Hailsham and the Pevensey Levels
Sunday, 18 June 2017
The last week has been a tad on the warm side however this has resulted in some new emergences on the moth front, notably overnight on the 16th when the 8 Elephant Hawks above were in the garden traps. On the same date a new micro for the garden was trapped in the shape of Aleimma loeflingiana pictured below.
The levels remain busy with breeding birds and the male Whinchat remains holding territory, record shot below, although his appears to be an unrequited love. Other levels specialities on varying days over the week included Hobby, Peregrine, and the saffron dazzliness of Yellow Wags.
Another positive of the heat has been the addition of a new fly and a new wasp species to the pan garden list. These are pictured below - the digger wasp Ectemnius ruficornis on the 17th and the wasp mimic fly Myathropa florea on the 18th.
Finally just a couple of pics - L-album Wainscot trapped in the garden overnight on the 16th and Kestrel at Rickney on the same date.