Rudd, Ormesby Little Broad, 3rd April
Roach, Ormesby Little Broad, 3rd April
Also a Peacock butterfly at Ormesby Little Broad, plus another at Martham Broad. The last time I remember seeing a Grass Snake was at Bough Beech Reservoir in Kent which means it was 26 years ago - surprisingly I've not managed to see any in Norfolk in all that time. But at last on Sunday I found a Grass Snake - it was along the footpath round the back of Martham Broad.
Grass Snake, Martham Broad, 3rd April
Sunday night was relatively good for moths but the only one that was new for the year was the very common Double-striped Pug. The rest were March Moth, Shoulder Stripe, Brindled Pug, Dotted Border, 4 Small Quakers, 2 Common Quakers, 4 Clouded Drabs, Twin-spotted Quaker, 6 Hebrew Characters and Early Grey.
Double-striped Pug, North Elmham, 3rd April
Twin-spotted Quaker, North Elmham, 3rd April
Also my first Empoasca vitis of the year - this is a tiny Leafhopper that seems to be very numerous in my garden.
Empoasca vitis, North Elmham, 3rd April
I need to get a key or something to be able to identify Green Lacewings, but I suspect they are nearly all Chrysoperla carnea. About 4 in the trap which were, I think, the first this year.
Green Lacewing, North Elmham, 3rd April