Monday 10 August 2020

Scarce Bordered Straw

Scarce Bordered Straw - an immigrant species and the best of last night's catch. Otherwise migrants were 3 Silver Y and 3 Rusty Dot Pearl.

Five Teal off Mudbank. Also 3 Wigeon off there but little else.

Unidentified micro. This has both Barry Henwood and Phil Stirling stumped (thank you both) so it's either aberrant or rare!

Dandelion-type weed. I don't know what this is but it feels like it should be identifiable with its whitish petals (striped bluish underneath) and purple-tinged leaves.

Mouse-ear Hawkweed - many thanks to Neil for the identification.


  1. Not mouse-ear as that's a different family but the bottom one is Mouse-ear Hawkweed. Normally the flowers are a lemon yellow but the leaves are quite distinctive. Usually has runners so you get little colonies of them.

    Composite above has to be one of the annual sow-thistles.

  2. Many thanks yet again Neil - I can't tell you how much that Hawkweed had been bugging me! All the best. Matt