Holme Bird Observatory

Share Post:
Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
For all this news, in the field as it happens, subscribe to Rare Bird Alert
for as little as 14p per day.

5th July 2024

Garden Tiger Caterpillar

On the sea today 4 Little Terns, 82 Sandwich Terns, 16 Commn Terns and a Med Gull were of note, and 8 Spoonbills, a Great White Egret, 79 Curlew and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were also recorded.

Moths included 2 Pine Hawk moths, a Privet Hawk, Rosy Footman, 6 Common Footman, 6 Uncertain, a Dark Sword-grass, Yellow Tail, Smoky Wainscot, Buff Tip, Small Emerald, Dwarf Cream Wave, Spectacle, Dark Arches, Fen Wainscot, Brimstone, Mottled Rustic, Barred Straw, Large Yellow Underwing and a Small Elephant Hawk. A Garden Tiger caterpillar was near the Obs centre.

Butterflies were far more numerous in the sunshine than in recent days, with 20 Meadow Browns, 6 Ringlets, 2 Small Heaths, 3 Gatekeepers, 3 Large Whites, a Small Skipper sp and 2 Red Admirals counted. Dragonflies included Emperor, Black-tailed Skimmer and Common Darter.

Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on Simmonds’s Scrape at 9.13am. 1s.Little Gull on Arnold’s Marsh