Wednesday 27 November 2013

November December Moth bonanza continues

Heysham Obs
Guillemot - 1

North wall on seed
Starling 12
Twite 3
Linnet c15
Goldfinch c10
Robin 2
Dunnock 2

December Moth (6), Mottled Umber, Winter Moth (4), Feathered Thorn (2), Blastobasis lacticolella, Light Brown Apple Moth.  Record single-night count of December Moth and a really good catch for late November for here.  An actinic set in the SD46A part of the reserve contained a Scrobipalpa costella, only the second record for the reserve along with a Winter Moth female on vegetation close to the trap and an unidentified as yet micro.