Archive for July 28th, 2009
A relatively poor morning compared with recent days, with only about 30 species in the Lime Kiln moth trap. The highlight was single Bordered Straw (below), a migrant species which turns up irregularly in Britain, mainly in the south east. (the last one at Rye Harbour was in 2007). Other migrants included several Silver Y, a Rush Veneer and a few Marmalade Hoverfly, while the only ‘rare’ as such was the micro Pediasia aridella (see here).
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The picture below shows the first appearance of young House Sparrows that have fledged from a nest box that I put up at the back of my house last year. The box was a communal type and aimed at House Sparrows because ivy that had been used as a nest site in previous years had to be removed.
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