Monday, 30 May 2011

30th May

Larch Pug
Argyresthia cupressella
Larch Case-bearer Coleophora laricella

Sand Bay moth trap: NFY's so far identified are Green Silver-lines, Sand Dart, Light Arches, Blastobasis lacticolella, Homoeosoma sinuella, Elachista argentella, Pandemis cinnamoneana, Stigmella tityrella. Also White Colon caught in double figures.

Garden moth trap: NFY's Clouded-bordered Brindle (NFG), Mottled Rustic, Silky Wainscot (NFG), Riband Wave, Broad-barred White, Small Dusty Wave, Dipleurina lacustrata, Eudonia pallida (NFG), Argyresthia cupressella (NFG), White Ermine, Monopis crocicapitella (NFG), Cnephasia incertana (NFG), Ephestia parasitella (NFG), Bryotropha terrella (NFG)

Sunday, 29 May 2011

29th May

Christon moth trap: NFY's Larch Pug, Galium Carpet, Peach Blossom, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Clay Triple-lines, The Fern, Mottled Beauty, Rivulet, Crambus lathoniellus, Coleophora laricella.

Garden moth trap: 2nd Puss Moth of the year. Yesterday the first Dark Arches of the year.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

28th May

Sharp-angled Peacock

Anchor Head 8:30 to 9:30 per P.Gregory: 70 Manx Shearwater and a Great Skua.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

26th May

Great Skua
Manx Shearwater
Manx Shearwater

Sand Point 9:40 to 12:20: 45 Fulmar down, 45 Gannet down, 240 Manx Shearwater down, 1 Great Skua up, 2 Storm Petrel up and a Guillemot up.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

25th May

Anchor Hd 8:15 - 8:45: 2 imm Black-headed Gull and a Kittiwake south.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

24th May

Cheddar Pink at Sand Point

Sand Point: 1 Cuckoo and 2 Whimbrel north.

Anchor Head 8:15 - 8:45: 35 Manx Shearwater and a Fulmar the only sea birds.

Garden moth trap: White Colon caught on 22nd, the second garden record this year.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

22nd May

Sand Point: Per P.Gregory sea watch 8:30 to 11:30 180 Manx Shearwater, 49 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, group of 5 Guillemot, Storm Petrel, Kittiwake, Arctic Tern and skua sp prob Pomarine.

Garden moth trap: NFY's Burnished Brass and Buff Ermine.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

21st May

Haworth's Pug

Sand Bay: 135 Dunlin, 35 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel, 10 Curlew. Yellow Shell, Hedya pruniana, Alabonia geofrella

Sand Point: Per P.Gregory Spotted Flycatcher, Red-legged Partridge, Cuckoo, Crossbill

Garden moth trap: NFY's Treble-bar, Figure of Eighty, Miller and Mompha epilobiella

Friday, 20 May 2011

20th May

Bryotropha affinis

Bleadon Moth trap: Last night 5 NFY's inc Haworth's Pug and Mullein larva.

Garden moth trap: Cnephasia asseclana and Bryotropha affinis.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

19th May

Tawny Marbled Minor (Gen Det)

Still quiet on the bird front with prevailing westerly winds in the last week. Forecast predicting more changeable weather but no fall conditions.

Garden moth trap: NFY's Large Yellow Underwing, Cinnabar, Celypha striana and Middle-barred Minor. Earlier in the week and minor from the garden was determined as Tawny Marbled Minor.

Monday, 16 May 2011

16th May

Scorched Wing
Orange Footman
Small Phoenix

Sand Point: Little of note other than 2 juvenile Blackcaps seen.

Anchor Hd: 2 Manx Shearwater down river in half an hour mid afternoon.

Weston Woods moths: Several NFY's see list.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

11th May

Treble Lines f.obscura
Orthotaenia undulana
The Shears
Epiblema uddmanniana

Sand Point moth trap: Run for 2 hours last night. 14 NFY's (Weston Moths 2011 list now updated).

Garden moth trap: NFY's Pale Tussock, Aphomia sociella and Freyer's Pug.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

10th May

Mullein (gen det) J.Packer garden
Alder Moth J.Packer garden

Weston: No further sign of the Hoopoe yesterday or this morning.

Garden moth trap: NFY's Chinese Character and Mottled Pug.

Monday, 9 May 2011

9th May

Lime Hawk-moth

Tinea trinotella

Weston: Hoopoe flew from trees along the edge of Bushacre Business Park, Locking Road at 08.45hrs. It flew towards the football pitch but suitable habitat is on both sides of the path plus a Horse Paddock opposite the garage. Grid ref: ST341617

Sand Bay/Point: All per B.Blake 9 Whimbrel, 10 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Wheatear in the bay and 3 Common Scoter on a sea watch from the point.

Garden moth trap: NFY's Lime Hawk-moth, Common Swift plus; Edit: Tinea trinotella

Sunday, 8 May 2011

8th May

Moth twitching - Patton's Tiger Moth, Portland Bill
Mottled Umber larva

Sand Point: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (P.Gregory)

Weston STW: 1 Garganey (M.Ponsford)

Garden moth trap: NFY's Small-waved Umber, Buff-tip

Saturday, 7 May 2011

7th May

Parornix anglicela (gen det)
Dichrorampha acuminatella (gen det)

Sand Bay/Point: 12 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover and 3 Bar-tailed Godwit. At the point Garden Warbler (P.Gregory) and a tortrix pos Epiblema rosaecolana TBC.

ID's from Sand Point 4th May: Parornix anglicella (not finitimella) and Dichrorampha acuminatella

Friday, 6 May 2011

6th May

Silver-striped Hawk-moth
Alabonia geofrella from Sand Point
Yellow Belle from Garden

Sand Bay/Point: A quiet morning with a sprinkling of migrants. In the bay 65 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover and a Sanderling.

Garden moth trap: Yellow Belle and Broken-barred Carpet new for garden. Plutella xylostella the only migrant caught. A depressarinae sp caught TBC. Other NFY's were Garden Pebble and Peppered Moth.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

4th May

Sand Bay/Point: In the bay 40 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover (2 in full summer), 15 Whimbrel. Lepidoptera: Adela rufimitrella, Scoparia pyralella, Agapeta hamana, Parornix finitimella, Dichrorampha sp. Also Green Carpet and Least Black Arches

Monday, 2 May 2011

2nd May

Kentish Plover

Sand Bay: A Kentish Plover on the tideline with c.10 Dunlin and 10 Ringed Plover. Also 1 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Grey Plover. Whimbrel numbers around 15 birds. Alabonia geofrella on the wing this evening.

Brean Down cove: 300 terns involving Common, Arctic and Black all showing at close range on this evenings high tide.

Sand Point: All per A.Hockey Ring Ouzel, Redstart, Tree Pipit, Common Sandpiper. 3 Whimbrel and 12 small waders over. Steady stream of Swallows and House Martins with the odd Sand Martin and Swift.

Anchor Hd per P.Gregory: 3 Close Arctic Tern, c.70 distant Commic Tern, 17 Barwit, 5 Grey Plover, Common Sandpiper, c.20 BHGull, 2 Mute Swan.

Weston moths: NFY Silver-ground Carpet and Nematapogon swammerdamella