Thursday 26 September 2019

The nights turned milder at the weekend and I was pleased to find a Clancy's Rustic in the trap which was new for the garden. First recorded in 2002 by Sean Clancy at Dungeness, this moth has been spreading slowly ever since. New for year since then have been: Orange Sallow, The Mallow, and this morning, despite the rain overnight, The Sallow, Feathered Ranunculus, Black Rustic, Dark Sword-grass, and Yellow-line Quaker.

Clancy's Rustic

 The Sallow

 Yellow-line Quaker

 Dark Sword-grass

Saturday 21 September 2019

Since returning from a week away the nights have been cold and the moths few. However, it was a  slightly warmer night last night with a Pine carpet and Lunar Underwing new for the year. At Dungeness last week a Spotted Flycatcher was new for the year for me, as was the Pectoral Sandpiper at Dungeness this week on the ARC pit. A Cattle Egret was present in the same location both weeks.

Pine Carpet

Spotted Flycatcher

 Cattle Egret, Little Egret and Egyptian Geese

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Just back from a week in Broadway in the Cotswolds where I ran the moth trap and got 4 species new to me. They were: Brown-spot Pinion, August Thorn, September Thorn and a micro Ypsolopha parenthesella.

 Brown-spot Pinion

 August Thorn

  September Thorn

 Ypsolopha parenthesella.