Saturday, 1 October 2016

October the first

It's rare month. I'm off to the Azores next Saturday so only a week remaining to try and find a Yellow-browed on the patch. Was one in Regent's Park this week and also noticed one or two others at inland sites. 

 Good visible migration today with 380+ House Martin, 30+ Swallow, 150+ Meadow Pipit and 1 Ringed Plover flying around. Also 3 Stonechat about, 2 Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper and 30+ Wigeon (good numbers for us) 
 Large Wainscot- a first for the year
 Another view of the Large Wainscot. The Square-spot Rustics, Vine's Rustic and Setaceous Hebrew Character numbers have decreased now- last night was a mix of Garden Carpets, Common Marbled Carpet, Mallow, Cypress Carpet, Lunar Underwing, Large Yellow Underwing, Light Brown Apple moths and two Rush Veneers and a Diamond-backed Moth.
 Common Marbled Carpet
 Agonopterix alstromeriana
Lunar Underwing 

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