The privet sector

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:58

Mothing at Mill Hill last night was quite good despite being windy. We picked up half a dozen Barred Tooth-striped (I took the photo two years ago) in the time Oli and I were there. Other highlights included a roosting Grizzled Skipper, a Powdered Quaker and several of the rather stunning carabid, Carabus nemoralis. Nice to be out looking at the stars and it reminded that I must make time to do more astronomy with Oli this year.

On the way in to work this morning I saw a Red Kite flying over the Ditchling Road by the start of the 60 mph zone and there are two singing Nightingales currently at Woods Mill.

2 Response to "The privet sector"

Anonymous Says:

Hi Graeme
What time was the Red Kite? I also had one this morning, timed at 8.53 heading NE over the hillfort. I phoned a friend in Cuckmere Way and they saw it over the house.
Peter

Graeme Lyons Says:

It was a few minutes after then but before 9.00 am, must have been the same bird. It was flying west mobbed by crows.
Graeme

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