Friday, June 12, 2015

for crex sake

News of a calling corncrake on Galley Head on Wednesday evening was very exciting - after a time extension deal was struck for minecraft enthusiasts, I was allowed to drag them out to hear it. Forgot how loud they can be! This was my first at Galley, and in Ireland, but "heard only" patch tickage was the only option due to the habitat. Would be great if it hangs on!

Earlier that evening we'd done some more twitching, this time to see a striped hawkmoth, which was trapped the previous evening on the cliffs just east of Galley Head. A proper classy moth, and rare too, with only about 67 previous records.

Striped Hawkmoth
What a cracker!

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