Saturday 21 September 2019

Delicate and Scarce Bordered Straw

Delicate. A nice selection of moths in the trap this morning included Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Box Tree Moth, Garden Pebble, Garden Rose Tortrix, Rusty Dot Pearl, Garden Carpet, Light Emerald, Snout, L-album Wainscot, Angle Shades, Heart and Dart, Small Blood-vein, Lunar Underwing, Scarce Bordered Straw, Brindled Green, Vine's Rustic and Setaceous Hebrew Character.
The Brent Goose flock numbered 148 this morning. I only had a brief look before football but a good proportion of the flock were Dark-bellied birds, although plenty of Pale-bellied birds were present too. Also noted - a couple Redshank and a Greenshank. The only bird of note on a windy Orcombe Point was a Yellow Wagtail, although quite a few hirundines and Meadow Pipits were flying into the wind too.
Yesterday on Orcombe - a Snipe flushed from the top fields late afternoon, and the first Dark-bellied Brent Geese amongst a flock of 75 birds off Mudbank.

An immaculate Scarce Bordered Straw. Surely hatched locally?

Lunar Underwing

Brindled Green

Redstart - Woodbury Common.

Kestrel - Woodbury Common. Had one on Orcombe Point this morning too.

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