Monday, 26 March 2012

Just Moths

When I say 'just moths' I'm not suggesting that they are in any way inferior to birds, but it is more of a statement to say that it was just moths that I recorded today. With work piling up I decided that I needed a day in the office and a third early morning on the bounce would make me look to the sofa rather than the office chair.

When I went out to check my moth trap after breakfast straight away I had Lesser Redpoll, Linnets, Greenfinch and Siskins going over, so I suspect there was a bit of a push this morning in the clear skies. In my moth trap were 4 Plume Moth sp. (I can't identify them), 3 Hebrew Characters, Early Grey and Common Quaker.

 Plume Moth sp.

As I was loading my car with gear this evening in preparation for some ringing at the 'obs' tomorrow I spotted the two characters below on the house roof opposite.


 

2 comments:

Jonathan Scragg said...

The plume in your photo is emmelina monodactyla, probably the most common species in our area.

Fleetwood Birder said...

Thanks Jonny!