Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

26th/27th - From the garden trap

The garden traps have been running over the last two nights, both fairly cool after warm days, clear, dry and mainly still. Nothing too exciting in the catches.

Total catch 9 of 6sp. (125W MV 5 of 5, 80W actinic 4 of 2)

0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 1 [first for year]
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1927 Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria) 1 [first for year]
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 1
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 4

Total catch 19 of 11sp. (125W MV 9 of 8, 80W actinic 10 of 7)

1288 Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla) 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1728 Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) 1
1853 Oak-tree Pug (Eupithecia dodoneata) 2 [first for year]
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 4
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 1
1927 Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria) 1
2186 Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis) 1 [first for year]
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 3
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 1
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 3

I'm hoping that the reported adult male Red-footed Falcon over Oakham yesterday either turns out to be bollocks, or hangs around for a few days!

I'm hoping to get out somewhere tonight with the traps - I'll see what the latest forecast holds in the afternoon.


Bennyboymothman said...

Not bad catches considering the awful mothing conditions we are having to put up with lately.
Very warm mostly cloudy days but as soon as the sun starts to set, it's clear as a bleeding bell and then the temperature plummets - sigh!
Tonight i'm praying for some cloud cover as i'm trapping in Woodland.

11 Moths this morning....11 Moths! poor!
4 new for year species though so shouldn't be ranting haha.

thedrunkbirder said...

Seems like it was all bollocks... a well known 'name' was seeing it everywhere!

Skev said...

So I gather John. Maybe everyone else was looking from the wrong height - needed to be sitting down ....