12.3.15.

Overcast Day, but quite Mild.

Two new moths for me today, also another March Moth. All round the Wardens Office lights.

First new moth is this Engrailed (Ectropis crepuscularia)…

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Second new moth, I got totally wrong. I was certain I had a Figure of Eight moth, till I got home and looked at its flight period. Thanks to iSpot I did get the correct identification. Its called a Yellow Horned. So called because of its yellow/orange Antennae. I will have to see if I can photograph the Antennae now….

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March Moth

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Female Mallard…

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Long-tailed Tit…

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A couple of Distant Collared Dove mutual preening…

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Probably not wild, but these yellow Crocus add a splash of colour to the car park…

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Now for the highlight of the day. I noticed this beautiful lichen in-between the heather. Could not get over how bright red it was. Its name is Cladonia polydactyla. Now I have to be careful here, it has two common names, but its hard to tell the two species apart. Its either Devils Matchstick or British Soldier Lichen…

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