Monday, 20 April 2020

Brindled Beauty and Swift

Brindled Beauty
Migrants from the back garden today included my first Swift (east at 1103) and Common Sandpiper of the year. Also recorded - 25+ Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern and 8 Whimbrel. Additionally - 2 Rook, 2 Linnet, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Peregrine and a first-summer Mediterranean Gull.
The moth trap contained 1 Red Twin-spot Carpet, 3 Double-striped Pug, 5 Common Quaker, 6 Hebrew Character, 9 Brimstone Moth, 1 Muslin Moth, 3 Ruddy Streak, 1 V-Pug, 2 Nut-tree Tussock, 4 Early Grey, 1 Narrow-winged Grey, 3 Light Brown Apple Moth, 1 Rusty Dot Pearl, 1 Least Black Arches, 1 Brindled Beauty, 1 Brown-spot Flat-body, and 1 Twenty-plume Moth.

Red Twin-spot Carpet

Nut-tree Tussock

Brown-spot Flat-body Agnopterix alstromeriana


Least Black Arches

Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha

Looking across to Haldon Belvedere late yesterday evening.

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