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

Monday, 19 May 2008

From the garden trap - 18/05/2008

Decided to give the garden traps an airing last night seeing as I'll be off to Jordan for the week. As the after-dark temps dropped rapidly I assumed the catch would be crap, and I was not far wrong!

Total catch 6 of 4sp.
(125W Mv 4 of 3sp., 80W actinic 2 of 2sp.)

The saving grace however was that the only first for the year species, and the highlight, was the third garden record of Chocolate-tip. Seems to be having a very good year - it's not that long ago (20/04/2002) that me, Andy Mackay and Adrian Russell took one at Pickworth Great Wood when it was still a major county rarity (only the fifth VC record and third VC site).

As is often the case, once disturbed this bugger wouldn't settle. I havent got time to fanny about so here's a blurry wing shot for the record!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Choc-tips establishing themselves in the County. I had another one on Saturday morning, making it two so far this year.

Mind, I DID visit the New Forest almost a month ago.... :-)