Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hellicopter and moth ticks

A visit to the pond this morning produced Yellow-legged Gull, Little Egret, 9 Common Tern, juvenile Grey Wagtail and single Yellow Wagtail then after breakfast with Colin and Dave a search of the “gully” failed to produce any sign of Tuesdays Redstart though 5 Spotted Flycatcher were nearby still. Napton churchyard was devoid of birds again though we did have a Raven and Hobby go over and it was all very tranquil till this Electricity Board helicopter flew over low.

Message to one’s self – don’t gloat when you have a new moth –it only encourages Dave to catch one. Full of the joys of summer when we met up this morning with my first Bulrush Wainscot in the trap only for Dave thinking he had a Barred Hook-tip when he briefly looked at his trap. A later look knocked that id on the head as it was a Scalloped Oak Hook-tip which alas was also new for him.
Bulrush Wainscot by Bob Hazell

Scalloped Oak Hook-tip by Bob Hazell

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