Thursday, 20 June 2013

More Moths

Lade - 0600hrs - muggy, dull, low cloud - Despite only having fours hours sleep, after seeing Steve Forbert in London last night, couldn't wait any longer as the trap was heaving again this morning with over 150 moths of 34 species, including Gold Spot and Peppered Moth amongst the newcomers for the year, plus 3 White Spots (RDB2), and migrant White-points and Silver Ys; if only it were like this more often...
A circuit of the local patch to check on the breeding birds revealed the Oystercatcher pair with 2 juvs, 4 pairs of Great Crested Grebes with juvs and a pair of Dabchicks. Otherwise the lakes were full of eclipse diving ducks and swans.

                                          Garden Tiger

                                          Gold Spot

                                          Iron Prominent

RSPB - 1300hrs - A quick scoot around in humid conditions revealed all the usual reedbed birds going about their business. Burrowes was full of moulting wildfowl and immature gulls and I was surprised how rapidly the water level had declined over the past week. On ARC Green Sandpiper and LRP amongst more ducks, swans and gulls.

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