Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Tufty And Two New Moths...

A lone female Tufted Duck swimming about on Lower Bruckland Ponds this morning is the best bird sighting I can report. I've just come back from my monthly woodland bird survey, lots of Long-tailed Tit flocks about, so it looks promising for a stripey little one next month : )

Have had the moth trap out over the past two nights. Each night has rewarded me with a 'new for the garden'. Today's was the smartest...

A Frosted Orange - great name!

Yesterday's first was this...

Blair's Shoulder Knot

Yesterday's haul was 32 moths of 9 species: 19 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 4 Large Yellow Underwing, 3 Large Ranunculus, and singles of: Willow Beauty, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Square-spot Rustic, Green Carpet, L-album Wainscot and the Blair's Shoulder Knot.

Today gave me 50 moths of 16 species: 21 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 5 Large Yellow Underwing, 5 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 4 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Large Ranunculus, 2 Light Emerald, 2 Lunar Underwing, and singles of: Dark Sword Grass, Brimstone, Snout, L-album Wainscot, Green Carpet, Garden Carpet, Vine's Rustic, Cypress Pug and the Frosted Orange.

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