Saturday, 15 August 2009

Something a Bit Different?

Nope, not a chance! Just a bit more moth trap news. The trap's been out for the last two nights with good catches on both. 119 moths of 37 species on Wednesday with 3 new species and 172 moths of 29 species also with 3 new for garden last night. The 6 new species were: Common Rustic, Small Square Spot, White-spotted Pug, Double-striped Pug, Copper Underwing and Angle Shades.

While walking Rex in Morganhayes Wood yesterday I was pleased to see 3 or 4 juvenile Spotted Flycatchers. As far as I can tell only the one pair have bred there this year.

A few more moth photos, mostly a bit on the grainy side I'm afraid. Like a twit I'd left the camera's ISO setting too high after having used it in the woods previously.

I don't take a lot of notice of most micros but this was a nice jazzy one. It's a Chequered Fruit Tree Tortrix

Orange Swift (again).
A better photo than the last though and a nice fresh specimen.

I've had a few of these but this is the nicest, freshest specimen.
It's an Uncertain. Am I certain? No not really.

A Copper Underwing.
A big moth which I almost passed over among the 99 Large Yellow Underwings this morning.


Angle Shades

I've been really looking forward to catching one of these.
Great shape, great colour, great moth :-)

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