Sunday 20 June 2021

Sunday 20th June

A quiet day with 27 Sandwich Tern, 14 Kittiwake, four Gannet and two Razorbill offshore and the first fledged Reed Warbler at the Main Pond. 

Wildlife News: The highlight were two Aethes deaurana, a conch moth that feeds on Alexanders seeds. This is around the 10th record for the UK, most of them between Holcombe and Kenton since 17 May last year, so it is clearly established locally. It was first recorded in Weymouth in May 2017 and is suspected to be established there as well. Migrants included at least 40 Diamond-back Moth, five Silver Y and three Red Admiral.

Aethes deaurana

Also on the wing the first Large Skipper and Hornet Hoverfly Volucella zonaria of the year, the soldierfly Ornate Brigadier Odontomyia ornata and Straw-barred Pearl Pyrausta despicata.

Straw-barred Pearl

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