Monday, 4 July 2011

July 2nd 2011

With overnight temperatures again in double figures the garden trap did well with 52 species from 177 moths with both Buff Footman, Early Thorn, Engrailed and Small Rivulet new for the year while Poplar Hawk-moth, Eyed Hawk-moth, Scarce Silver Lines, Twenty Plume Moth, Scalloped Oak, Light Arches, Buff-tip and Buff Arches to mention a few made for an interesting catch.
The morning was spent at Ryton Woods with Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard Whitethroat and Blackcap on the birding front while butterflies included 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 4 Purple Hairstreak and 3 White Admiral. Other species included Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Green-Veined White, Small White and Speckled Wood while the rides were patrolled by a Southern Hawker. Moths included Straw Dot, Cinnabar, Green Oak Tortrix, Agapeta hamana, Bramble Shoot Moth, Silver-ground Carpet and Small Yellow Wave.


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