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Friday, 9 July 2010

September Thorn and Brown Tail- 3rd July

Sorry for the lack of recent posts. I've just come back from a week in Suffolk watching Nightjars, Kingfishers, Dartford Warblers and Avocets along the coast.

I just about managed to fit the moth trap in the suitcase and did a spot of mothing in a secluded wood in Bury St. Edmunds. I know this blog is for Surrey moths but I couldn't resist posting this shot of my best moth of the stay... a Lunar Yellow Underwing (not, I repeat not trapped in Surrey!).

A declining and rare species in Britain, with Suffolk being one of the only places where they can be seen.

Back in Surrey, I trapped my first Thorn of the year, a September Thorn, in the garden just before leaving on the 3rd...

Another welcome surprise in the garden was a Brown-tail which literally landed in my hands as I emptied the trap on the same night...

I haven't trapped in the garden for quite a while now so it will be good to see what I get tonight.

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