Tuesday 22 August 2017

Barred Hook-tip

Barred Hook-tip - Saint Hill, Kentisbeare - yet another new moth courtesy of Martin. Thanks once again Martin.
Quiet on Orcombe today and no sign, so far as I know, of the Hoopoe. Just 1 Tree Pipit and 3 Wheatear recorded on a short early morning visit.
The Imperial/Mudbank was better with a noticeable increase in 'Commic' Terns.  At least 'Commics' looked to be mostly Common Tern, though I suspect there were Arctics in with them too - difficult to tell with roosting birds sat facing towards you at half a mile range. At least the juvenile White-winged Black Tern was relatively easy to pick out. It is now into its third week of residency.
Also off there today - 1 Teal, 2 Ringed Plover and a juvenile Kittiwake were noteworthy.
Good numbers of moths in the garden trap last night included Orange Swift, Blood-vein, Small Dusty Wave, Common Carpet, Yellow Shell, Double-striped Pug, Brimstone Moth, Willow Beauty, Common Wave, Hoary Footman, Jersey Tiger, Heart and Dart, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Flame Shoulder, Large Yellow Underwing, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Pearly Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Square-spot Rustic, Common Wainscot, Knot Grass, Common/Lesser Common Rustic Agg, Vine's Rustic, Silver Y, Dark Spectacle, Straw Dot, Snout, Common Slender, Ruddy Streak, Long-horned Flat-body, Common Plume, Light Brown Apple Moth, Marbled Conch, Southern Bell, Grey Gorse Piercer, Rusty Dot Pearl, Mother of Pearl, Rush Veneer, Common Grass-veneer and Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer.

Pearly Underwing - one of two trapped last night. Other immigrant species included 2 Rush Veneer, 4 or 5 Rusty-dot Pearl and 3 or 4 Silver Y.
Common Slender - Gracillaria syringella
Barred Grass-veneer - Agriphila inquinatella - one of a number around Bristol Schools camp lights.
Hoary Footman

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