Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Full house

My hawk moth tally of eight species is suddenly complete, barring the longed-for arrival of immigrants. Yesterday, for the second year running, I found this Hummingbird Hawk in the greenhouse. Last year's was dead and I feared the same this time but the moth was merely very groggy and crept off into a honeysuckle bush where I hope it recovered.  Then this morning, there was an unusual whirring from inside the trap which proved to be a Pine Hawk which had woken early and wanted to be off - as, a minute or so later after calming down enough for some photos, it was. My other annuals are Poplar, Eyed, Lime, both Elephants and Privet. Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon

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