5.5.15.

Must start by saying I forgot an observation yesterday. Strange because for me it was the highlight of the day! I actually saw my first Dingy Skipper on Highgate Common. Was really unlucky, I was just about to take a photo, and it decided to go deeper in the Bilberry to avoid the wind which had just picked up.

Not much time over HC today, due to the soaking I got!

Checked out the Wardens Office Lights. Did not expect anything. But there was one moth. At first I thought I had a new moth species for my list. But it turned out to be one I’ve seen quite a lot, but just a different colour variety. Its another Brindled Beauty, but this time its actually the colour its most commonly seen like…

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Thought I’d check out the Island Pool, to see if the Large Red Damselflies still emerge in the rain. Turns out they still do…

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Not quite sure why I found Frog Spawn 5 foot up a tree. Maybe birds eating it????

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This next photo is total garbage. But I was totally shocked to see it flying out in the open in Driving Rain and Wind. Also I was getting soaked taking it. I managed 2 photos (this the best), I was just about to keep taking other photos, when the wind got hold of it, and blew it a mile away! Luckily there is enough information on the photo to identify it. When I saw it, I knew I had a larger and cream coloured Longhorn Moth with long white antennae (which I have never seen before). I have now seen 3 species of Longhorn Moth. With this one being called:- Nematopogon swammerdamella. Which Must be the longest moth name I have ever seen…

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