Friday, 30 August 2013

It was a disappointingly quiet day, after a night of low cloud and mist, coupled with light winds. A single Spotted Flycatcher was present at Cristin, whilst a scattering of Willow Warblers amounted to 16 birds. A Golden Plover flew over the withies, whilst three Sparrowhawks and a Buzzard flew over the mountain.

Moth-trapping overnight saw an Oblique Carpet and an Ear sp. in the Robinson trap in Cristin garden, whilst a Canary-shouldered Thorn, Brown-veined Wainscot, and a Rosy Rustic were trapped near Carreg Reed Bed.

 Canary-shouldered Thorn
 Ear sp.
Rosy Rustic


  1. Never seen a Canary shouldered Thorn, looks quite an unique moth, almost bat like in the first image

  2. Yes, the Canary-shouldered Thorn is a beautiful moth- only get a few each year, so they are always nice to catch!

  3. I love that Canary Shouldered Thorn portrait image, such a beautifully captivating face. I had one chomping on my anding carpet a little while ago!