Friday, 30 October 2015

Moth day

Friday October 30

 The wind was from the south east, a cloudy and warm night , good conditions for putting the moth trap out. We trapped 15 moths of 10 species in our Robinson MV, not bad for this time of year. 

At last, our first lovely, furry, December Moths. We've had a couple at Natural Surroundings but not at home - until to-day when there were two .

This Satellite Moth has orange 'satellites' rather than the more common white centres.

We also trapped our first Mottled Umber of the year but it was far too flighty to photograph, even after a few hours in the fridge to calm it down. I don't like doing that even though it's accepted practice and does them no harm - unless you forget to release them !
Siskin   and Brambling on the garden feeders this morning. Good to see.

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