Friday 30 September 2016

Setaceous Hebrew Character & Convolvulus Hawk-moth

Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Agrius convolvuli
I returned to Arundel WWT on Thursday and watched Kingfishers zooming around in front of the scrape hide and catching fish. Last night a Setaceous Hebrew Character moth landed on our balcony, a first. Probably a migrant having a rest after its channel crossing.
 Today I checked out some fields in north Sussex for metal detecting possibilities but only found early 20thC pennies. A bonus was a Small Copper, a juvenile slow-worm under a mat and swallows rushing around. Then I stopped at Arundel WWT where Terry showed me a Convolvulus Hawk-moth by the Sand Martin hide. Goldfinches and a Long-tailed Tit were in their usual place by the nearby feeders.
Arnudel WWT, September 29:
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

in flight with fish
Missing Sector Spider, Zygiella x-notata
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella
Setaceous Hebrew Character, Xestia c-nigrum
Setaceous Hebrew Character
north Sussex:
Slow-worm, Anguis fragilis
Arundel WWT, 30 September:
Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Agrius convolvuli
Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Mallard ♀, Anas platyrhynchos
Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Trumpeter cygnet, Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan
White Water Lily, Nymphaea alba

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