Saturday 7 January 2017

October 2016 - daily log

October (24 new species)

Sat 1st

Sun 2nd                  At Tyrell’s Wood I found occupied leaf-mines of the moths Phyllonorycter tenerella and Stigmella ulmivora in elm leaves (both seen previously but never confirmed occupied).

Mon 3rd                 The scathophagid fly Conisternum decipiens found by the Nun’s Bridges.

Tue 4th                  Cranefly Erioptera lutea found at home in Shotesham

Wed 5th

Thu 6th

Fri 7th                     From the garden moth-trap, I added Rhipidia maculata, Tipula staegeri, Cheilotrichia cinerascens (craneflies) and Limnephilus flavicornis (caddisfly).

Sat 8th                    I finally unblocked a long-standing missing species, getting brief but great views of Radde’s Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi at Holkham. I also found the cranefly Neolimnomyia adjuncta there.

Sun 9th                  A walk around Wheatfen produced the millipede Craspedosoma rawlinsii, quite a local species it would seem.

Mon 10th

Tue 11th

Wed 12th

Thu 13th

Fri 14th

Sat 15th                 After a couple of nerve-wracking days worrying that it would go, Mike Dawson and I set off in the dark for Yorkshire. Luckily we weren’t to dip, and we saw the UK’s second Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella before breakfast – bird of the year!

Sun 16th

Mon 17th

Tue 18th

Wed 19th              The blowfly Pollenia angustigena found inside the Nunnery.

Thu 20th                               

Fri 21st  

Sat 22nd

Sun 23rd                Somewhat overdue, I finally added the blowfly Calliphora vomitoria from Shotesham.

Mon 24th              We had a long walk around the Aldeburgh and Thorpeness but the only “new” species was Fallopia baldschuanica (Russian Vine); I’d never noted this outside a garden before.

Tue 25th                On a visit to Framlingham Castle, we walked around the mere here where I swept
Bembidion assimile, Aphthona nonstriata (beetles) and Trigonometopus frontalis (fly).

Wed 26th              We had a family walk around Minsmere and Dunwich. I beat Tuponia brevirostris (bug) from tamarisks along the beach, then swept Kleidocerys ericae (bug), Anotylus inustus and Stethorus punctillum (beetles) from Dunwich Heath.

Thu 27th                               

Fri 28th

Sat 29th                

Sun 30th                A family walk at Burnham Overy Dunes produced Psylliodes marcida (flea beetle) and Melanoleuca cinereifolia (Dune Cavalier), as well as a nice Isabelline Wheatear.

Mon 31st