Thursday, October 15, 2009



Above - Light Emerald. See rusty coloured spots on wing tips..

Moths from last night.

Light Emerald 1 a late record of this species, the first in my garden.
Spruce Carpet 6
Grey Pine Carpet 1
Red-green Carpet 1
November Moth 4
Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
Chestnut 1
Red-line Quaker 1
Yellow-line Quaker 1
Rosy Rustic 2
Common Wainscot 1
Light Brown Apple Moth 1

22 of 12 species. Not bad for this late date.

Last night Redwings were calling overhead as they dropped into the wood through the mist and low cloud. It was flat calm and Tawny Owls could be heard from miles away.
In the last light of the day the only thing I could find on our walk was a Chiffchaff on the coastal path scrub...

1 comment:

Dean said...

A good haul of moths there, Stewart. Mind you, it was a mild night.