Sunday, 22 September 2019

Cracking little day in Oxfordshire

The good moth night forecast turned out to be correct with 44 species in the trap including a few migrants- Vestal and Diamond-backs. Also a nice selection of autumn species and a nice Dusky-Lemon Sallow.  Eleven new species for the Old Vicarage pan species list now on 664.

I popped into Farmoor in the late afternoon to see whether the rain storms had dropped any waders in. Had the two juvenile Ruff and three Dunlin that have been around. 

 Juvenile Ruffs (above and two below) 

 Juvenile Dunlins 
 First-winter, second-winter and adult Yellow-legged Gulls at Farmoor 
 First-winter Yellow-legged Gull 
 From left to right: Centre-barred Sallow, Rosy Rustic, Sallow, Frosted Orange, Barred Sallow, Canary-shouldered Thorn and Dusky-lemon Sallow
 Dusky-lemon Sallow (close up) 
 Grey Shoulder Knot 
 Brindled Green 
 Acleris cristana
 Eared Leafhopper (looks a nano-hippo) 
 I'm going for Beaded Chestnut on this (checked the hind wing and couldn't see the lunar mark) 
 and a couple of dark forms that I don't what they are, maybe a dark Turnip above and dark Square-spot Rustic below? 

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