Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Curlew Sandpipers

A big arrival of Curlew Sandpipers occurred mid to late August mainly along the east coast. There was a big rise in records and numbers on 24th August but how much has to do with this being a Saturday is difficult to determine. For Weston the peak was on the 3rd September when 4 were in Sand Bay

Curlew Sandpiper


Ringed Plover

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Myathropa florea

Despite being called a common species in the book I had my first record of the year for Myathropa florea. A rather nice hoverfly

Myathropa florea

Chevron and Centre-barred Sallow

Moth numbers are down at the moment but I did have Chevron which is my first capture of this species on 29th August and my third capture of Centre-barred Sallow

Centre-barred Sallow


Stigmella centifoliella

I picked some rose leaf mines for rearing yesterday and noticed one has already emerged by this morning but rather than the expected Stigmella anomalella I got Stigmella centifoliella.

Stigmella centifoliella

Stigmella centifoliella leaf mine