Coming home from the pub last night its was obvious from the amount of moths caught in the headlights we were in for a good catch and woke to find 54 species in my trap and 85 in Dave’s from a combined total of 594 moths. This brings the total caught over the last five nights to 128 species from 2200 moths with at least 10 new moths for Dave’s garden.
Unfortunately the cloudy conditions and a cool wind kept a lot of insects down when we walked around the Bridge Nursery gardens this afternoon and only found a Small Copper while Napton Reservoir could only produce Green Woodpecker and Common Sandpiper along with Yellow Shell and Common Blue.
The space shed has been over the horizon the last few days so not been showing well but viewing will improve over the next few weeks with the pass at 4:35am on 31st July classed as good, 5:13am on 1st August classed as excellent , 4:15am on 2nd August classed as good and 4:53am on the 3rd August classed as excellent.
Meanwhile next week 6th August 60163 Tornado is due to pull THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS London Euston-Worcester via Nuneaton so will be going through Rugby. No times published yet so stayed tuned.