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2nd July

Nothing much to report in the bird line with just 40 Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail overhead this morning.

A check of the Long Pits this morning produced four Red-veined Darters (including a mating pair)..


Red-veined Darters Sympetrum fonscolombii   Long Pits    2nd July 2019
Whilst the mothtrap produced our fifth-ever Cypress Carpet it will actually be remembered more for the sheer numbers of the pyralid Synaphe punctalis which came to the lights with a rough estimate of 15,000 individuals being recorded..
A moth trap full of mainly Synaphe punctalis