Weekend Sightings

Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th September 2009
A trip to the GWT Lower Woods reserve on Saturday afternoon turned up some interesting wildlife including a Hornet (above), a Grass Snake and a Long-winged Conehead (below);
Also a Helophilus pendulus hoverfly:

Mothing at Jake's in the evening on National Moth Night produced a few species before it started raining:
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Broad-bordered Underwing
Large Yellow Underwing
Common Marbled carpet
Ghost Moth
Dusky Thorn (below)

Highlights of a morning's birding with Andy on Sunday were:
Fretherne/Saul Warth - A Little Stint, two Ringed Plovers, c10 Dunlins and a Wheatear; Sharpness - Three Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps and c70 Goldfinches.


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