Friday 6 March 2015

Small brown moth time

Heysham Observatory
Agonopterix heracliana appeared in the moth trap this morning along with a Dotted Border - the first moths for a bit in what has been a rather slow spring with too much wind and unremarkable temperatures

Thanks to Anne for another Grey Wagtail sighting on 4th March along the Bridgewater Canal at Worsley, Manchester.  Ringed on 11/9/13 at Heysham NR.   The number of reports have quadrupled since we started using red/metal combinations for the left leg as opposed to a mixture of pale blue or white over metal.