Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Twitchable Burnet Companion attracts the hordes

Heysham Obs
In the absence of any redirected Hartlepool warblers (this fortunately turned up on my only 'work-free' day, in contrast to the bad miss with the Cream-coloured Courser), the highlight was yesterday's Burnet Companion moth in exactly the same place and being 'nailed' by photographers and moth twitchers.  On the same theme, an overnight sheet/light plus Robinson trap run below/from the classroom produced two new species, an unexpected Small Elephant Hawk-Moth and a range-extension for the spreading White Pinion-spotted.  

Burnet Companion Heysham NR.  Thanks Janet..  Tried also to upload its congenor, Mother Shipton, but problems!