New species for the year included -
Small Dotted Buff
Mother of Pearl
|Four of last nights moths, from the top |
Orange Swift, Garden Pebble, Slender Brindle and Gold Spangle
Though not the first this year the best was a record count for me of seven Suspected. Though annual in the garden, this moth is generally regarded as local not only in the north-east but throughout it's UK range.
|One of the Suspected|
A few other invertebrates in the trap included a couple of Common Sexton Beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides) and considering it did not rain and the garden was relatively dry, a surprise visitor to the trap was a Lesser Water Boatman (Corixa sp.).
|A Lesser Water Boatman in the trap|
Three Crossbill flew over the garden very early morning, not long after the local Tawny Owls had stopped calling, the latter having been particularly vocal since 22:30hrs the night before
Butterflies have been rather scarce on the ground due to the weather so a Speckled Wood by the main road was nice to see this tea-time.