Monday, 1 August 2011

July 31st 2011

Despite the tempature dropping in the night the moths kept coming in and while those who stayed grabbed some kip I went walk about hoping to hear last weeks Quail but no luck. A Tawny Owl called at day break.
The final count from 5 traps and 2 light sheets will exceed a 1000 moths of over a hundred species and some of the unexpected ones were Double Lobed, Small Scallop, Bulrush Wainscot, Small Dotted Buff and Dark Sword Grass while the Small Rufous was only the second one I have seen.

Clouded Border

Bulrush Wainscot

Only birds of note seen while packing things away was 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 4 Yellow Wagtail and 5 Tree Sparrow.
Rest of day spent either sleeping or eating but managed to see Holly Blue in the garden and 3 Swift over.


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