Monday, 20 June 2011
Quick post, June 20th
I didn't manage to get out this weekend but I was checking the moths from 4.15 this morning in the pouring rain!! There were just over 200 moths in the traps of 44 species. New moths for the year were few and far between but there was a nice Swallowtail and a Scalloped Oak, otherwise 57 Heart and Darts made up the bulk of the numbers with a fair few Uncertains (yes, that really is the name of a moth!!). By the time I finished the moths around 6am, I was pretty wet and cold, so decided to go to work early as I had a busy day ahead. I did hear SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, GOLDFINCH and COMMON WHITETHROAT while I was checking the moths but that really was about it!! Hopefully I 'll have more to report tomorrow, I don't think it could be much less!!!