Saturday, October 09, 2010

Damp Squib.

Or maybe Dry Squib? I woke full of anticipation of all things asian (?) this morning. I checked Cullernose, Howick Haven / Teepee and even had a short sortie to Craster in the afternoon and for what? A few common migrants, thats all. Despite last nights deluge, it appears that most new arrivals had departed before dawn, leaving a scattering of things to sift through.

Redwing a dozen or two.
Song Thrush 60+
Brambling few
Siskin few including some exhausted singles in coastal cover.
Goldcrest 30+
Chaffinch mostly cleared out, only a few.
Robin 50+ one in every piece of scrub.
Blackbird 20+
Reed Bunting 6
Chiffchaff 13 including 4 together in a small patch of nettles at Rumbling Kern.
Blackcap 2
Redstart 2 males, one now on my garden list.
Whinchat 1
Swallow 12+

I wasn't tempted to go for the 2 county Bluetails ( had two), Duskies (had 5, found one) preferring to try and get one on home turf. Funny thing, see my comment on Ipin's blog last night...I was only 5 miles out!

Last nights moths made up for the lack of feathered migrants with two nice new ones...

Figure of Eight

Large Wainscot

Previous night's Vapourer.

Only 28 moths of 15 species but some nice ones in there.

1038x Acleris laterana/comariana 1
1760 Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) 1
1795x November Moth agg. (Epirrita dilutata agg.) 2
2020 Figure of Eight (Diloba caeruleocephala) 1 New
2091 Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon) 2
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) 6
2199 Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) 1
2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri) 1
2256 Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) 1
2259 Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 3
2361 Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) 3
2375 Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa) 1 New
2441 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) 3


Tim Sexton said...

Nice moth pics Stew. Send them in for the web site.

Wilma said...

The figure of 8 moth is really something.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear nothing mega came your way Stewart, buut you sure made up for it with the moth pics. Crackers they are.

Birding about Northumberland said...

I'm always happy to see common migramts but am still waiting to see ChiffChaff or Redwing or Goldcrest so I think you did ok. Cracking moth pics as always