Moth-ers of the universe

Some pretty decent hauls of moths over the last two nights, 38 species yesterday and 46 today. Including:


Green silver-lines


Bordered beauty


Burnished brass

Rarest of all and most difficult to identify was this Kent black arches.


Kent black arches

We also caught Britain’s biggest cranefly Tipula maxima.


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.

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