Friday, 20 July 2012

The dotted highlight

Heysham Obs

Office moth trap
Scraping the barrel a bit when the new for the year highlight is that scourge of chrysanthemums, the Dot Moth - well away from its 'natural' environment.  Other notables included late Broad-barred White and Eyed Hawk-moth.  Others included three Silver Y, Agapeta zoegana, Bee Moth and Dingy Footman with Straw Underwing once again in pole position (17)

Birds during a quick pre-high tide check from Ocean Edge comprised:
Med Gull - adult
Redshank - 130

Decent numbers of Gatekeeper around at the moment desperately trying to find some warmth:

Thanks Janet