Saturday 3 September 2011

New micro for the trap & predictable Curlew Sand

Dichorampha acuminatana was new for the trap but the microlep expert, Steve Palmer, had already located double-figures on and around the foodplant Ox-eye Daisy during 2008.  Thanks to John Girdley for pic. 

Heysham Obs
Birds highlighted by the predictable juv Curlew sandpiper, moths a bit better this morning with a new species which almost escaped into unidentified oblivion!

Outfalls area
Med Gull - 2 juvs, 1 2CY, 3 adult (one in harbour)
Little Gull - ad & 2CY

North wall
Wheatear - 1
Half Moon Bay (evening)
Wheatear - 1

Foreshore south of Ocean Edge
Curlew Sandpiper - one juvenile

Highlighted by Dichrorampha acuminatana & late Chinese Character, Bordered Beauty and Yellow Shell