Saturday, 28 November 2020

Kington migrant


A mild but wet night on 24th - this Rusty-dot Pearl turned up in the trap.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Later November Moths

Counted 13 Scarce Umber and 7 Northern Winter Moths in a post dusk, torch-lit amble round Trench Wood on Saturday evening. Followed by a super garden Dark Chestnut on Sunday morning. A Crossbill (bird)
flew just 40 feet over my front garden Whitebeam at lunchtime today with me 20 foot up it on a ladder - trimming the outer branches.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Bodenham Muslin

The Muslin moth is not one to second brood, but these are strange times. John Walshe did record a second brooder in October last year and this November example is the second such record. Robin Hemming

Bodenham: December moth (left) and Muslin moth (right)


Bringsty Streak

 Following on from Ian's record, making up just the 6th species for the night of November 12th, I had a moth stuck to an oak leaf at the bottom of the trap, the oak leaf cupping a small puddle of water which had trapped and trashed the attached moth. The wonders of dissection, identified it as a Streak, the first record for the garden here. Peter Hall

Bringsty Common: Streak



Friday, 13 November 2020

Late Autumn on the Doward

 On 10th Nov I put my actinic out hope to catch some migrants on their way to Bodenham. No luck with that but did find something unfamiliar which turned out to be a Streak. Although the books class this as 'common', PH tells me that apart from at one site they're not so common in Herefordshire. If their foodplant here is Broom they could be local or more likely from the Forest of Dean.

Otherwise just the usual fayre but was surprised to get a December Moth in October (30th)

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Bodenham November 7th

Following on from Mike's signs of migration, I checked the wall of the house this morning hoping for a Crimson Speckled, but I could barely believe my eyes that the sole moth on the wall was this. Possibly the most northernmost record so far. Robin Hemming
Radford's Flame Shoulder