Increase in moths and butterflies…

At last we are enjoying some warm sunshine and there has been a marked increase in moths and butterflies in our area. However, numbers are still down on previous years

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First sighting yesterday of a Gatekeeper at Raw Nook NR. Also at the site were a minimum count of 22 Ringlet, 7 Meadow Brown and 5 Small white butterflies.

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Narrow-bordered Five-spot burnet moths at Raw Nook NR.  A red-barred Tortrix moth identified on the 21/7/16 at Caldene Fields brought my moth total to 248 for our recording area.

A Red Kite flew west over Tong on 20/7.

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