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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A Dwarf Catch

I thought the warmer temps would increase the numbers of moths immediately.  Wrong!  Presumably they need a little time to hatch out - I'll certainly be trapping later on in the week.  The total of 12 moths was pretty disasterous, but perhaps the 20 odd Cockchafers in the trap didn't help (they don't eat moths, but they fly around the trap constantly disturbing them, increasing the chances of them escaping)!  Four year ticks included a pristine Shears and two Dwarf Pug.

21th May:
2 Dwarf Pug NFY 
2 Brimstone
2 Shuttle-shaped Dart
1 Pebble Prominent NFY
1 Mottled Pug
1 Nut-tree Tussock
1 Shears NFY
1 Garden Carpet NFY
1 Green Carpet

Dwarf Pug

Pebble Prominent


Sorry it has nothing to do with moths, but I just have to post this photo somewhere (the mainstream birding websites do not allow shots of nests), which was taken by my Mum the other week.

A Moorhen Mother

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