Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Catch Up Part 1 - Moths of the Garden

I will catch up one day I am sure, but combination of patch birding, twitching, crappy broadband, sorting pictures and getting ready for baby No2 it may take longer than hoped.

But here is a start and a list of moths caught and seen since the beginning of May when I last had a proper update.

It all seems to of been very quiet with not many moths on the nights that I have had the chance to get the trap out but for a town garden I can't complain adding 12 new moth species for my garden and for my own list.

And as always if I have got any of these wrong...... please tell me

8th May 2013 9pm-10.30pm

Yellow Shell 1
Least Black Arches 1 (New - Below)

The rest of May was either to cold or wet and on the only warm days we had I happed to be down the pub.

8th June 2013 - All Night

Scalloped Hazel 1 - (New - Below)

Garden Carpet 1
Common Swift 1 - (New - Below)

Diamond-backed Moth 1 (New - Below)

Heart and Dart 1 - (New - Below)

Foxglove Pug 1 - (New - Below)

13th June 2013 - All night

Brimstone 1
Light Brown Apple Moth 1 - (New - Below)


14th June 2013 - 10pm - 11.30pm

Common Swift 2
Light Brown Apple Moth 1
Green Carpet 1
Small Magpie 1 - (New - Below)

16th June 2013 - Landed on my hand

Triple Barred Argent 1 (New - Below)

19th June 2013 - 9.45pm - 12.30am

Foxglove Pug 3
Common Grey 1 (New-Below)

Common Pug 2 (New-Below)

Small Rivulet 1 (New - Below)

Bee Moth 1 (New - Below)

20th June 2013 9.45pm - 11.30pm

Foxglove Pug 1
Garden Carpet 1
Codling Moth 1 (First time Photographed - Below)

Scalloped Hazel 1 (a darker form then the one caught on 9th June - Below)

21st June 2013

Common Swift 3
Common Pug 1

I am quiet please but was really hoping for a hawk moth, and last night I though I saw a Silver Y but could not get any decent light on it to confirm.

Next will be a birds update....hopefully

Monday, 17 June 2013

Pacific Swift and Roller

Saturday and this morning were awesome. I put up my picture efforts but a serious update is needed, our internet has been faulty again an is only going today but I will try and catch up soon. But in the mean time enjoy this video.

A fine lifer and a fine Norfolk Tick only two days apart!