Thursday 12 October 2023

Moths, Tree Pipit

My first garden Blair's Mocha - trapped last night. Totally expected as this former rare migrant continues its spread in the UK. Additionally - 5 Olive-tree Pearl (Palpitta vitrealis), 13+ Silver Y, 30+ Rusty Dot Pearl, 47+ Box-tree Moth, 2 Delicate, 1 Scarce Bordered Straw, 1 Southern Bell (Crocidosema plebejana), 1 Merveille du Jour, 3 Red-line Quaker, 1 Sallow, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 2 Angle Shades, 2 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Black Rustic, 1 Snout, 2 Beaded Chestnut, 1 Square-spot Rustic, 1 Vine's Rustic, 2 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 1 Large Yellow Underwing and a heap of Common Marbled Carpet, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Feathered Ranunculus, Double-striped Pug and Light Brown Apple Moth.

Merveille du Jour

A nice fresh, and pretty dark, Scarce Bordered Straw.

Green-brindled Crescent

Beaded Chestnut


 Late autumn, fly-over Tree Pipits are often unchecked, so I was please to get eyes on this grounded bird, late on this evening, after work. It was on Orcombe Point, in the top fields. It's getting late for them.

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