Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Another moth first for the farmlands

Boxworm Moth Cydalima perspectalis - another first for the farmlands- two firsts in last two days. Surprisingly this was the only moth in the trap yesterday evening? 
The ringing group caught 25 birds this morning with Sedge and Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and Blackcap. Unfortunately despite the huge invasion of Yellow-browed Warblers across the country and despite our best efforts (video below) we failed to find one round here. Yellow-browed is one of the most obvious missing bird species to the local bird list. 

Strapped an i-pod and speaker to the front of the mountain bike and hit the tracks trawling trying to get a Yellow-browed to call back. It didn't work.... today. 

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