Sunday 22 July 2012

Moths Purple Patch

The eighth CES visit was made today after early rain and rather stronger wind than was comfortable for mist nets.
There were few birds around and fledged young were conspicuous by their absence - for instance, no juvenile Blackbirds have yet been caught this year.

Five juvenile Greenfinches caught at the feeders by the Hut.

A decent catch of of 48 species although no great numbers of any one species (the species total being maximised by very early check on the trap).

Another Blackneck caught, together with Light Arches, Chinese Character, White Satin, Latticed Heath and Purple Thorn (only the second record at this site).