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Thursday, July 06, 2006

6th July



Crossbill: 1 female type calling from pine in cricket pen, area 24 at 1.55pm.
It then flew off NW.
Common Tern: 1 over the lake at 8.30pm.
Reed Bunting: The nest was quickly checked and had 4 young in, area 25.
Grey wagtail: 1 was by the cascade in area 1.
Mystery caterpillar around 2" long. It isn't in any of my wildlife books, does anyone recorgnise it.

2 comments:

Harry said...

The caterpillar is some kind of hawkmoth - the spike at the back is typical - but none of the photos at UKMoths seems quite right. Maybe an Eyed Hawkmoth in a different colour-form or just before pupating or something?

Tony Duckett said...

Harry
Thanks for that, I see now that it has got the markings of an Eyed Hawkmoth. We have been trapping moths in the park for the past 2 years, but are still novices.

Tony