Some pretty decent hauls of moths over the last two nights, 38 species yesterday and 46 today. Including:
Rarest of all and most difficult to identify was this Kent black arches.
We also caught Britain’s biggest cranefly Tipula maxima.
Bird wise the reserve has seen an influx of around 500 Lesser black-backed gulls on Ibsley water, with a Yellow-legged gull in amongst them yesterday. Common terns have been fledging on Ivy lake with a few making it over the road on to Ibsley water yesterday afternoon.