Saturday 8 August 2020

Grey Poplar Bell

Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella. I'm close to both Poplar and Sallow so frequently trap this highly variable species - see below too.
Bird-wise today the only sighting of note was my first returning Wigeon - picked up in flight having been flushed by Paddle-boarders off Mudbank.

Flame Carpet - last night's catch was nothing to write home about but good numbers of Shuttle-shaped Dart, a single Least Yellow Underwing and Oak Nycteoline were perhaps noteworthy. The only migrant - a single Rusty Dot Pearl.

The Fan-foot

Golden-ringed Dragonfly - I record these fairly frequently on Orcombe. This afternoon's male Banded Demoiselle was far more of a surprise, perching twice on barbed wire but not long enough for a record shot. Otherwise masses of day-flying Oak Eggar moths and an almost certain Silver-washed Fritillary.

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