A new species for our Fairlight garden today, the Phoenix . [I get the similar Small Phoenix annually]. This is a common species [apparently !] whose fopod plants include Blackcurrant, Red Currant and Gooseberry, all of which grow in our garden. The picture shows the strange habit this and some other moths have of resting with their abdomens curved up at right angles to the wings. It also shows that this one has had a piece removed from one wing, probably by a bird, so I need to catch a better one to photograph.

A walk down to Fairlight cove later produced 6 Crossbills very high overhead, a brief view of a Seal sp. and a nice showing from the Sea Bindweed behind the berm.


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