This blog is about all forms of wildlife I record around North Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes in particular. My main interests for 2012 will be looking for anything I've not seen before.

Tuesday, July 20

Milton Keynes Noctule Roost

Yesterday evening at 19:25 I was delighted to find a Hummingbird Hawk-moth feeding on our lavender in the front garden. Alas I dashed for the camera but it had flown by the time I got back. This is only our second Hummingbird Hawk-moth record, with our previous record also in mid July 2006.

Chris Coppock surveyed the Noctule roost last night. I joined a little later but he advised the first bat out was 21:03 and over 44 had emerged by the time I arrived.

The usual Common Pipistrelle was then seen feeding over the back garden after 22:00.

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