Monday 28 December 2015

Very Early Grey and GND


Two Great Northern Divers showing close in off Shelly Beach late this afternoon. The photographed individual regularly coming in to within about 10ft of the beach. The second individual has a smudge of oil on its throat. Also 3 Great Crested Grebe.
A look off Maer Rocks with Nick, from dawn, produced 9 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 16 Common Scoter, 2+ Fulmar and 5+ Razorbill.
I ran the moth trap last night and caught 1 Dotted Border, 2 Silver Y, 1 Early Grey and 1 December Moth, as well as a 'micro' that I have yet to identify.


Dotted Border - normally on the wing from February onwards.

Early Grey - shouldn't be on the wing until March!

Silver Y - the first of 2 trapped last night.

December Moth - the first one I've ever trapped!

Southern Bell, Crocidosema plebejana

2nd Silver Y

1 comment:

  1. Matt, I think your unidentified micro might be Crocidosema plebejana. One was found at Broadwey (Dorset) last night too.
    If you Google this you'll see images that look very like it to me - e.g.