Category Archives: Moths

Spurn. 16th August 2015

Finally a trip out to one of my favorite birding spots, Spurn. We set off on a lovely sunny morning and arrived mid am at Spurn to find the car park behind the Blue Bell full and the overspill not … Continue reading

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23rd March 2014

A stroll at Carr Vale resulted in loads of Chiffchaff but not the hoped for Firecrest or Siberian Chiffchaff. One Chiffy was very clean and bright with pale legs… but was just a normal songster. At home a Small Quaker … Continue reading

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26th August 2013 Spurn area.

Ideal fall conditions at the end of last week dropped tons of goodies on the east coast on Saturday/Sunday. We were tired so didn’t bother on those days but as it was August Bank Holiday on Monday 26th we set … Continue reading

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Silver Y’s

Still very large numbers of Silver Y Moths in the garden at dusk, last night the buddliea was heaving with them as the sun set, I found the silhouettes of them against the light fascinating and evocative so tried to … Continue reading

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Beeley Moor 14th July.

A trip up the moor in the late afternoon produced some good moths. We counted 30 Beautiful Yellow Underwings on umbellifer flowers long the track opposite Flash Lane (cannot remember what we call it!). Plus a couple of Small Argent … Continue reading

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Moth trap, opened 11th July.

77+ macro moths plus assorted micros. Riband Wave 6 Dark Arches 9 Heart and Dart 13 Uncertain/Rustic 4 Willow Beauty 5 Flame Shoulder 4 Flame 5 Fan foot 4 Common Pug 4 Marbled Beauty 4 Garden Carpet 5 Peppered Moth … Continue reading

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