Friday, 10 August 2012

Pitsford Moths


A few nice moths were present in the reservoir moth traps this morning including Buff Arches lots of Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings and an immigrant Silver Y, as well as the usual Dark Arches.

A nice selection of Prominents (Pale, Swallow, Lesser Swallow and Pebble) were trapped as well. 

A walk in the Walgrave Bay after I had finished at the traps was quite quiet with 2 eclipse drake Red-crested Pochard and a Green Sandpiper being the only birds of note, no sign of the Marsh Harrier or any Ospreys.

Plenty of Ruddy Darters are on the wing at present as well as Four-spotted Chasers in the Walgrave pond.

The Buddleas at the Lodge are proving an irresistible draw to butterflies at the moment with a selection of Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral and various White's in attendance.


         Neil H.

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