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Thursday, July 5th 2012

An email from the Noth this morning with this great news.  'This is the first Great Skua nest found up here. One egg.'

Great Skua egg in nest

The birds yesterday with Sophie  and Adam  were Great Black-backed Gulls.

Mike and Tony were busy at Foxglove today, checking mink rafts and finding prints of Otter and Water Vole, planting some trees in the hedgline to replace some that had died and yet more strimming of netrides and paths!  The plentiful supply of water is encouraging everything to grow well! 

Hurworth School visited again and enjoyed seeing a large leech, a diving beetle larva feeding on a stickleback and finding out about different habitats, large and small. 

Moths are still flying but their numbers are reduced.  However it is noticeable that we have recently caught some moths not seen in the trap for some time.  This morning there was a green moth, which was at first glance identified as a Small Emerald and then we looked again - it wasn't.  On closer inspection it proved to be Grass Emerald.

Grass Emerald Moth

A Poplar Hawkmoth was very co-operative and sat on the leaves to be photographed.  In this close up of his head you can see how 'furry' he is on his head and legs.

Close up of head of Poplar Hawkmoth

 

 


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