Thursday, 17 October 2013

Nice for late insects...............................

Heysham Obs
.....but not for night migrants other than c30 Blackbird and a handful of Song Thrush on the reserve. A bit of Chaffinch-dominated vis will be added tomorrow. No specific highlights today

Common Darter x 10, Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Small White, Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell - all 1-5 sightings/individuals. Day-flying Silver Y x 4, but the moth trap only held a single plus an Epirrita, Rhomboid Tortrix and Pink-barred Sallow

Wasp 'traffic' about one per minute, even in the cooler early morning vis mig slot, on the same line past the office, obviously at least one nest still very active