Thursday, August 13, 2009
Above - Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, thats a gobful! A common moth.
Above - Now then I'm going for it in public. White spotted Pug.? It is, isn't it. I think so? Or is it.
Last nights pug that I thought was Common Pug has been reidentified. Twice. Josh fancied it might be a Foxglove Pug, but it doesnt look uniform enough in its patterning for me, but many thanks to Josh for his assistance. Skev has a more technical solution, that it is another Tawny speckled Pug of the race cognata. If I was on 'Call my Bluff' I would go with Skev's answer, he seems to know his stuff.
Now if anyone has any tips for that White spotted Pug....according to the old Parrack / Dunn info it is rare in North Northumberland....
Right, now something I do know what I'm on about.
Waders. One or two in wholly unsuitable rocky habitat on our coastal path today -31 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sand and 3 Dunlin. The best count of the year so far.