Sunday, 26 June 2011


Lade - 0600hrs - cool, drizzle, misty, sw2 - A funny old day with the weather and all. Started off cool and misty and ended up warm (mid-20`s C) and sunny, but with a sea mist rolling in every so often sending the temperature plummeting. Anyhow, a decent catch with first Bordered Beauty of the season. Migrants included White-point and the years first Langmaid`s Yellow Underwing; the latter being a difficult moth to id as you have to grab hold of it (gently of course) to check the hind wing. Unfortunately, as I was about to re-pot it but devil gave me the slip, so no piccy.
Over the pits plenty of warbler activity along the main track with Reed and Sedge and Whitethroat feeding on insects and a pair of Cuckoos plundering the moth caterpillars.
Forecast looks good tonight with a light south-easter and 16C on the cards, so put out a second trap with the blue light. Watch this space...
                                          Scalloped Oak, Plovers

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