Monday, 27 February 2012

Early Moth

Lade - miserable and grey all day, drizzle first thing, W2 - The only different bird of note on the pits was a lone Brent on north pit, otherwise all the usual diving ducks plus a couple of Marsh Harriers hunting over the airport fields.
Highlight of the day however was an Early Moth trapped locally by BD. Early Moth is common enough across much of the country but not down here, as this was only the 3rd or 4th record; and it even attracted the attentions of the Romney Marsh Moth Lord.
Early Moths are probably under recorded as few moth`ers trap this time of year - which reminds me, now where did I stow that moth trap...

Early Moth, Lydd-on-Sea - The males fly throughout January- March, while female are flightless

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