Monday 29 October 2012

At last 2 Moths this morning: LBAM & The Mallow.

 The Mallow

Sunday 28 October 2012

No moths but I finally manged to get down to Reculver this morning. The sun was shining and 2 Snow Buntings and a Shorelark showed well.

 Snow Bunting

Saturday 27 October 2012

Very few moths in the last week. A Green-brindled Crescent was about the most notable. Spent a dull windy day at Dungeness on Thursday. Three Great White Egrets sitting together was a first for me. The light could have been better!

Great White Egrets

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

A milder night with a min. of 9.5c. Just 4 moths this morning but Green-brindled Crescent was new for the year.
Green-brindled Crescent

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

 Red-breasted Goose

Saturday 13 October 2012

A low of 6.5c last night produced 10 moths of 7 species. New for the year was Red-line Quaker and there was also the first Chestnut of the Autumn & my latest ever Square-spot Rustic. 

The Chestnut

 Red-line Quaker

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.

Red-green Carpet

 Blair's Shoulder-knot

Lesser Treble-bar


Wednesday 10 October 2012

Just 2 moths yesterday: Silver Y & Lunar Underwing and 2 today: Feathered Ranunculus & Flounced Rustic. I called in twice at Stodmarsh today and on the second managed to photographed the Kingfisher that has been attracting a lot of attention recently.


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.

Sunday 7 October 2012

Having been away for a week I ran the trap last night but a low of 4c meant only 2 moths this morning:
1 LYU  & 1 Feathered Ranunculus. Last week in Suffolk I did photograph a Muntjac Deer at Minsmere. I don't think I've seen one before.

Reeves Muntjac