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

Saturday, 31 March 2012


A brief, cold and breezy session at Launde Park Wood with Adrian last night brought a pretty modest catch. I'll post the list later, but the clear highlight and the main target for the session was this:

Lead-coloured Drab - not exactly a fresh or well marked individual, but look at the antennae on that

The only other yeartick from the session was a smart Purple Thorn. I thought I'd nab another couple of things to point the camera at anyway.

Brindled Pug

Engrailed - this one refuses to sit in a more classic pose

Garden trapping last night was pants.

30/03/2012 : 17 of 8sp.
0998 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana) 1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 3
1746 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata) 2
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 1
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 2
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 4
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 3

Light Brown Apple Moth - rapidly becoming a garden rarity

Weather is crappy this morning, but a smart silent Chiffchaff was in the garden flitting about the over-hanging sallow blossom looking for breakfast.

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