Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Moth Fest

Lade - 0530hrs - humid, cloudy, sw2, cooler thundery later - What a morning for quality moths. Took me ages to do the Plovers trap (good job I didnt put a 2nd one out!) as packed with goodies, including 3 new for the trap, a tatty Latticed Heath, a subtle Silky Wainscott and a stunning Silver Hook, the latter being quite scarce down here. Elsewhere around the peninsula, Lilac Beauty and Sussex Emeralds at the Kerton Road cafe, a smart Barred Red (the migrant green form, f.prasinaria) and a tatty Speckled Footman at the Obs, and a Sub-angle Wave at Boulderwall. Also, Hummingbird Hawk Moths reported from Lydd and Greatstone.
Checked out ARC a couple of times today. Wildfowl numbers continue to increase with a few more Teal and Shoveler joining the legions of Pochard; Wigeon and Goosander still present from the causeway, Cuckoo and Lesser Whitethroat from the Screen. Glaucous Gull at the boats and a steady stream of calling Med Gulls over Lade.

Silky Wainscott and Silver Hook, new for the Plovers trap.

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