Sunday, September 24, 2006

Is this your car?

We parked in the car park of the Manor Hotel in Blakeney. As I got out of the car I noticed this huge Convolvulous Hawk Moth resting on the alloy wheel! We decided that it would be better off put somewhere a bit more sheltered than is current choice of roost and moved it to a nearby hedge.

I'm not sure how common they are in Norfolk. I've seen one in Northumberland ( in my garden at Stobswood ) and in the moth trap at Portland Bird Obs. They are quite impressive. You couldn't eat a whole one!

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