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
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.
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.