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Small elephant hawk-moth

Adult small elephant hawk-moths fly May-July across the UK but prefer chalky areas. Frank Lees collected this specimen near his home 4 June 1960. This is the much smaller relative of...

Striped hawk-moth

The striped hawk-moth is an uncommon immigrant to the southern UK. It can be seen April-October but is more common in the summer months. Frank Lees bred this specimen from...

Convolvulus hawk-moth

Frank Lees found this hawk-moth larva as an egg. He reared it until 20 October 1950 when he preserved it....

Spotted flycatcher

This egg is from a clutch of five collected on May 25th 1947. Record card notes ‘Nest found about 17ft from the ground on a piece of loose bark. Nest...

Swallow

Clutch of 4 bird eggs collected on July 7th 1947. Record card notes ‘Nest found built on the side of a beam of one of the farm buildings. Nest as...

Yellow bunting

Clutch of 3 bird eggs collected on June 3rd 1951. Record card notes ‘Nest built in grass under small bush by path. Nest lined with dried roots and grass’....

Magpie

Clutch of 6 bird eggs collected on May 11th 1947. The record card reads ‘Nest found in a young plantation of silver birch saplings about 15 foot from the ground....

Magpie

Clutch of 6 bird eggs collected on April 23rd 1948. The record card reads ‘Nest typical bulky structure placed in fir tree about 20 foot from the ground.’...

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