Thursday, 19 June 2008
Feast your eyes on this little brown job which John Girdley photographed on Sunday (15th). This "widespread and common throughout the British Isles" moth is now on the Heysham list and has the grand name of Glyphipteryx thrasonella (who makes these up?). It feeds on rushes and flies in the sunshine during May to August. The specimen in the photo will be on display in Heysham Nature Reserve office tomorrow. Bet you can't wait to see it!
On the down side, no-one was on site today to witness any Storm Petrels and there must surely have been some.
R. Conder: summer plumaged Spotted Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwits.