Saturday, 12 June 2010

A bit of bird news!!!
I had 2 Arctic terns flying over the Hoverpad on Wednesday, a very odd sighting of 2 flying inland during a lightning storm, odd is the timing, they are very late, or perhaps early/failed breeders moving already? Definitely Arctic's though, apart from looking like them they were also calling very much like them which was useful.

I had the trap out in the garden on 10th and 12th and despite being fairly cool and breezy a further 19 species have been added to the list, I have even managed a few completely new for me too which is nice.

Turnip Moth....................Dark Arches
1356 Garden Pebble.......Small Yellow Wave
1398Rush Veneer...........Straw Dot
1293 Garden Grass Veneer......Coronet
Light Brocade.............Middle Barred Minor
819Scrobipalpa costella.....4 Dotted Footman
Pale Oak Beauty............Mottled Rustic
Elephant Hawkmoth......Haworths Pug
Yellow Shell....................Latticed Heath.
1375European Corn Borer

Also worth a mention is the rarer form of Clouded Bordered Brindle race Combusta which I had this morning, see photo below, really odd looking but I think that is what it is.

Light Brocade, CBBrindle-Combusta, Haworth's Pug
4 Dotted Footman, Eu Corn Borer,
Scrob costella (finally an easy scroby!)
and Garden grass Veneer.



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