WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 357, Micros 365, Total 722

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

9th Oct. 2012 ... Garden Traps

6.4 deg. min. temp, cloudy and not a breath of wind.
Numbers of moths were unexpectedly low given the weather conditions.
Setaceous Hebrew Character made up the bulk of the catch.
Micros were down to 2 common species.

Garden birds: Today (9th)  included Great, Blue, Long-tailed and, for my garden, a scarce Coal Tit all feeding together in the trees and shrubs.
Add to that a calling Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest which are both excellent birds for my town garden.
A pair of Mistle Thrush 3 days ago were the first seen in the garden for about 5 years when they regularly came in to finish off my Golden Hornet crab apples.

Moth Traps:
  5 .. 0648 .. White-shouldered House Moth
  4 .. 1524 .. Common Plume
  2 .. 1728 .. Garden Carpet
  1 .. 1764 .. Common Marbled Carpet
  1 .. 1906 .. Brimstone Moth
  3 .. 1937 .. Willow Beauty
  5 .. 2107 .. Large Yellow Underwing
  7 .. 2109 .. Lesser Yellow Underwing
12 .. 2126 .. Setaceous Hebrew Character
  1 .. 2134 .. Square-spot Rustic


  2 .. 2240 .. Blair's Shoulder-knot
  3 .. 2252 .. Large Ranunculus


  1 .. 2267 .. Beaded Chestnut
  3 .. 2270 .. Lunar Underwing
  1 .. 2306 .. Angle Shades
  1 .. 2384 .. Vine's Rustic
  2 .. 2389 .. Pale Mottled Willow

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