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

Monday, 17 March 2008

From the garden trap - 16/03/2008

Just ran the one trap last night - no point in going overboard at this early stage of the season. I ran the 80W actinic from dusk - dawn; this is a great trap at 10x the wattage of a standard actinic heath trap and on good nights it beats the 125W MV as top trap in the garden. Pretty cool and overcast for most of the night, with a light breeze and rain at some point. Nothing exciting or unexpected - the trap was empty at midnight but this is typical at this time of year.

Total catch: 7 of 2sp
Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 2
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 5

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