Monday, 5 November 2018

Oxfordshire Weekend

Always great to get out of London. Went to Otmoor yesterday afternoon with Jacob and did some moth trapping and some vis mig from the Old Vicarage. Redwings, Fieldfares, Chaffinch and Siskin going over the Old Vicarage with Treecreeper, Coal Tit and 3 Goldcrest in the garden. 

 The Starling roost at Otmoor was just immense- surely well over 50,000 birds (above and below) 

 Sprawler (above and below)- moth of the weekend was this species- a November speciality. 

 Dark Sword Grass- a migrant moth and if I remember correctly a first for the Old Vicarage 
 Feathered Thorn- another late autumn speciality 
Willow Beauty- many of these late generation specimens are small and crisply marked 

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