Sunday, 28 October 2012
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
Wednesday morning, after a wet & windy night, just 2 Lesser Yellow Underwings, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot & 1 late Setaceous Hebrew Character. This morning after another very wet but much milder night 4 moths: 1 LTU, 2 Common Marbled Carpets & new for the year 1 Acleris sparsana. This last species brings the micro total for the year to 97 and is my best year ever for micros.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Monday, 15 October 2012
Only 2 moths yesterday morning after a cold night (2.5c): Turnip + L-Album Wainscot; and just 3 this morning after another cold night (3c): LBAM, Turnip & Common Marbled Carpet. Went down to Seasalter this morning after a pager message indicated the Red-breasted Goose was showing well, and it was.
Red-breasted Goose & Brent Goose
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Friday, 12 October 2012
Yesterday, following a cold night (5c), only 4 moths of 3 species: LBAM, Flounced Rustic & Lunar Underwing x2. This morning after a much milder night (10c) there were 8 moths of 7 species including 3 new macros for the year: Blair's Shoulder-knot, Red-green Carpet & a rather late Lesser Treble-bar. Also LBAM, Lunar Underwing, L-album Wainscot & Lesser Yellow Underwing x2.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
A low of 9c resulted in 10 moths of 7 species this morning. New for the year was the first November Moth of the Autumn. I never seem to get well-marked individuals of this group so put them all down as November Moths agg. Now we've passed the end of September it's again interesting to compare with last year. Micros are doing just as well with 96 species by the end of Sept. this year compared to 95 at the same stage last year. Again it's the Macros that are 13% down with only 149 this year compared to 172 last year. So the November Moth was the 150th Macro of this year.