Saturday, 12 November 2011

Another dead leaf blown into the trap ?...

... no; another garden first, did not get either of the late autumn umbers last year. Only other moth caught last night, 11th, was a Silver Y
Scarce Umber, garden first 11/11

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Just one in the trap - but a Gem

I had left the trap in the shed for the nights of 6th and 7th due to continuous drizzle for about 48 hours but decided to get it out at 11pm last night (8th) as conditions had improved and Matt B had mentioned migrants over a pint earlier in the evening. My reward was a garden first and I think 11th or 12th for the county, and an otherwise empty trap - not complaining though !

The Gem (female) - garden first 8th Nov

Friday, 4 November 2011

Squeezing the pot

Numbers are well down now to between zero and four macros and the odd micro each night in the last week. Surprise was a total of nine Juniper Carpets with a maximum of three on one night when I already had a fourth individual in a pot. Specialities of the season though still come along to add to the year list and there are a few more still to get so I will keep the trap out when it is not intending to chuck it down. Nothing new for the garden but all of these were caught last year in single figure numbers.

Satellite 1st Nov (just one in 2010 on Nov 7th)

Red-line Quaker

Yellow-line Quaker

1497 Amblyptilia...