It's been a wet and windy week and the moth trap has only had two outings. The best of a small selection both species and numbers was one called The Streak, a moth I have not caught for a few years now.
Still quite few Carpets still about with Common Marbled, Grey Pine and Spruce Carpets present both times I have trapped.
|Grey Pine Carpet|
There was an interesting small dark female Ichneumon wasp in the trap too. A tiny thing, black with red legs, the rear being very large compared to the others. I suspect this is a species called Helconidea ruspator.
|Ichneumon wasp [Helconidea ruspator?]|
The birds of the week were also today, with a group of 4 Pink-footed Geese in the stubble field at Beany Lane.
|Three of the four Pink-footed Geese at Beany Lane|
A flock of 30 Linnet and 40 House Sparrows are also feeding in this field. Also of interest was a covey of 11 Grey Partridge in Smith's Field on Thursday.