Finally got to grips with my 2011 garden moth records. Final scores on the doors for the year were 15,768 moths trapped adding 7 macros and 51 micros to my garden list with record monthly macro counts for January, March, May, July, October, November, and December. Garden list since August 2005 now stand at 523 species from 58,881 moths (305 marco and 218 micro). In the same period Dave has trapped 89,310 moths in his garden of 314 macro and 254 micro species with 12 macro and 79 micros added in 2011
This afternoon’s visit to Brandon Marsh with Dave produced 4 Goldeneye, 2 Snipe, Cetties Warbler, 3 Coal Tit and Great-spotted Woodpecker while on the way home we were luckily enough to find a Marsh Harrier male flying east between Lawford Grange and Billingham’s Barn towards Bretford.