Monday 15 August 2022

Ni Moth

Last night's star - my first garden Ni Moth - a rare immigrant species, accompanied by 4 Turnips, 1 White-point, 1 Delicate, 2 Diamond-backs, Rush Veneer, several Rusty Dot Pearls, 7 Portland Ribbon Waves, Hoary Footman, Four-spotted Footman, Copper Underwing, White-spotted Pug, Spindle Knot-horn Nephopterix angustella, Bloxworth Snout, Small Square-spot, Common Wave, Common Wainscot, Small Dusty Wave and Yellow-barred Brindle, amongst a host of other species.

Migrants on Orcombe Point this morning included 5 Tree Pipits, 5 Wheatears, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Sedge Warbler. Also 3 Clouded Yellows. 
Off Mudbank - the first 4 returning Wigeon, c235 Mallard, 4 Sandwich Terns and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose.
Yesterday - 1 Yellow Wagtail and a Sedge Warbler on Orcombe Point, 58 Mute Swans (inc 7 juvs) off Mudbank and the first-summer Yellow-legged Gull was on the Imperial rugby ground.

One of five Wheatears on Orcombe today.

Sedge Warblers have been seen in the Bristol Schools field, along Gore Lane and around the slurry pit in the last week. A good autumn for them so far...

Yarrow Conch Aethes smeathmanniana - Bristol Schools camp.

 A fresh, 2nd brood Small Square-spot and the first I've seen in a long while.

Four-spotted Footman.

One of seven Portland Ribbon Waves in last night's trap.

Bloxworth Snout.


Hoary Footman.

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