Friday, 3 July 2009

A humid and drizzly night had failed to bring in much in the way of birds, but a new Common Chiffchaff had arrived in the Lighthouse Garden and a Common Redshank was on the beach. A Grey Heron, a Eurasian Siskin and two Redpolls were the only other birds worth a mention.

The muggy and dark conditions during the night resulted in a moth trap that was literally buzzing with the sound of 160
Garden Tigers caught within. Besides the masses of tiger moths, a Drinker was the only real species of note. Lots of day-flying Lepidoptera were recorded when the sun came out, including over 100 Painted Ladies and good numbers of Diamond-back Moths and Rush Veneers.

Some Garden Tigers (c) Richard Else

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