Friday, 13 May 2011

May 13th 2011

The day started clear and bright becoming cloudy and windy later.
Both Spotted Flycatcher by the Sainsbury's garage and a tatty Lunar Marbled Brown near the entrance to the store first thing were first for the year. Rest of the morning spent potting my remaining plants with Hobby, Swift, Cormorant and Willow Warbler for company.
Out with Dave in the afternoon to the Just So café before looking for butterfly's managing 4 Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, 2 Common Blue and Green-veined White. Day flying moths included Burnet Companion, Silver-ground Carpet, Cinnabar and one to identify while the best bird seen was a Red Kite over. Also Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly.

White-spotted Pug

Green Silver-lines

Flame Shoulder
Recent moths in Dave's or my trap have included these captured by Bob Hazel.


1 comment:

Keith Mitchell said...

Hi, What you have here is Common Pug, not White-spotted. Common Pug usually shows on or two white spots on the trailing edge of the fore-wing, but also has rich brown patterning on the wing, which white-spotted does not show.

Best regards,