Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Warndon Garden 23rd February

Very windy all night here in Worcester but a decent Dark Chestnut was welcome and still annual here most Februaries. Only 1/1. 2 Hebrew Character, Common Quaker, Acleris ferrugana and an Ypsolopha ustella was a better count on 21st.

Monday, 22 February 2021

Warndon Wood Late Winter

Last night a battery 15watt Actinic Skinner in place by 18:10 at 9.5 degrees C under cloud. Later retrieved at 23:30 = 54 moths in total - 12 Chestnuts, 3 very green Pale Brindled Beauty, 8 Small Brindled Beauty, 12 Dotted Border and 19 Tortricodes alternella counted at 7 degrees at end.

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Bringsty Common February 20th

Winds originating from the Sahara at the moment, so a good opportunity to see what's out and about. However, here the wind was blowing a hooley up until midnight. This evening may be a better bet. 7 species recorded: March (1), Pale Brindled Beauty (1), Chestnut (2), Clouded Drab (1), Common Quaker (1), Tortricodes alternella (3) and my second ever garden Small Brindled Beauty. Peter Hall

Bringsty Common: Small Brindled Beauty

Bringsty Common: Pale Brindled Beauty


Thursday, 4 February 2021

Norchard, Worcs 2nd Feb

 The milder weather saw Dotted Border and March Moth new for year, and a selection of Spring Ushers.

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Warndon Thursday 28th Jan

Everyone loves a Red Green Carpet and an 'old' Chestnut mid-winter from 2 in the garden on Thursday night. Acleris schalleriana was way past its best.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Warndon Actinic

An Actinic trap
effort last night in the 'estate' Warndon Wood was curtailed by rain at 20:30 but a Mottled Umber, 2 Pale Brindled Beauty, 18 Spring Usher and 4 Winter Moths made the long carry-in worthwhile.

Bringsty Common January 13th

 The old Robinson got its first run out of the year last night. I'm not sure the number of moths warranted the 14 hours run-time, but in the trap were Pale Brindled Beauty (1), Mottled Umber (2), December (2) and Chestnut (1). At the house windows Agonopterix heracliana (2) and indoors Alucita hexadactlya (1). I also had another Mompha sturnipennella at the study window a few days back in the daytime and have now 20 house records for this elusive micro, accounting for the vast majority of county records (26 in total). Peter Hall

Bringsty Common: Alucita hexadactyla

Bringsty Common: December

Bringsty Common: Mottled Umber

Bringsty Common: Mottled Umber

Bringsty Common: Pale Brindled Beauty