A few snaps from a couple of excursions.
First up, I joined a small gathering of moth recorders at Rutland Water last week in the hope of picking up a couple of reedbed wainscots that I'm yet to see (Obscure & Webb's). Sadly no joy on that front, and the conditions were not ideal with it cooling quite quickly and rain due in the early hours, but nonetheless another great session - so good to be out by a mothing sheet again. The group split up into three areas, and I joined Adrian Russell in what seemed to be a perfect spot immediately alongside Lagoon 3 and close to Shoveler Hide. We ran a sheet and I walked a trap out along the edge of the reedbed. The constant chattering of Common Terns, Oystercatchers and Lapwings was a great backdrop as we set up.