Monday 31 March 2014

Garden moths

Lade - mild, overcast, drizzle, light airs  - With a mild still night in the offing I ran the mv trap for the first time last night and caught six species, all typical early spring moths, plus only my second record of Pine Beauty, common enough in wooded country, but rare as hens teeth down here.
A circuit of the pits was memorable for being, extremely quiet with not a single migrant to be heard. Two Sandwich Terns over the cottage this morning were the first of the year, plus more calling Med Gulls.
At the Kerton Road Café this afternoon a Barred Tooth-striped was the main topic of conversation, trapped locally by the Moth Lord.

                                        Early Grey

                                        Pine Beauty

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