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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.


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...

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.