Thursday 29 April 2010

Quality Over Quantity

Well there weren't loads of moths in the traps this morning at all, only 25 in fact! But there were 14 species, including four new for the garden and several new for the year.

It was nice to have Nigel Pinhorn with me whilst going through the contents of the traps, good luck with trapping at Exminster Nigel! :-) It's also nice to see so many moths looking fresh and ultra stunning.

The firsts for the garden were...

Coxcomb Prominent; one I missed out on during the end of summer/autumn last year

Twin-spotted Quaker; well overdue!

Streamer; my pick of the catch...what a stunning moth!

And Waved Umber, minus the tip of its left wing! Another fine moth though :-)

The rest of the catch was made up of: 5 Brindled Beauty, 5 Common Quaker, 2 Muslin Moth (males), 2 Early Grey, 2 Hebrew Character, and singles of: Early Thorn, Brimstone, Flame Shoulder, Shoulder-striped and Nut-tree Tussock.

The birding has been very poor today, with a Greenshank on Colyford Marsh the best from me.

1 comment:

  1. All stunners,must set my trap up this weekend.
    Fantastic show steve,thanks.