Friday, 25 July 2014

Beckinson Mk2 Moth Trap

Lade - 0600hrs - warm, dry, sunny, ne 2 - Slightly disappointing catch from last night, particularly as the wind slackened off in the early hours, with only Sharp-angled Peacock new for the year. Been running my home-made Skinner trap of late, which is a bit rough and ready, but this morning I picked up the modified Beckinson Mk2 from the KRC, so have great hopes for tonight...
Also on view was a Tissue - no, no, not a Kleenex, a scarce moth, the first in the recording area for 50 years apparently.

                                Brimstone, Lade

                                Beckinson Mk2, in situ

On the pits a pair of Shelducks were new on south lake, while Common Sandpipers were up to three.
ARC - Very little to see from Hanson hide apart from eclipse wildfowl, including two Wigeon, plus  Common Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier and a family of Green Woodpeckers around the car park.


  1. Good luck with the new moth trap Paul - wouldn't it be nice to christen it with a Bedstraw Hawk-moth or some such species...