Monday, 27 April 2015

Cullaloe 23/04/2014

A quickie visit with a headtorch

Water Carpet (2) - both from the road near disabled car park
Shoulder Stripe - also frm the road
Early Grey - caught flying near flowering Sallow sp.

Also one Agonopterix ocellana

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Hill of Beath, 8th March 2015

Another cold night in high pressure with clear skies. Only two moths - A Hebrew Char and a Clouded Drab, along with a Black Sexton Beetle

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Hill of Beath, 6th March

New 30Ah battery acquired so trap run overnight on a cold night. Only one moth trapped (and still present in the morning) - a Clouded Drab. To me they always resemble buffaloes from head on

Monday, 6 April 2015

Cullaloe 4-5 March, 2015

Without moth trap, poking around in Sallow catkins with a headtorch. Also scattered around the place and netted were a few Agonopterix ocellana (new for the reserve).

On the Sallows ... Common Quaker and Hebrew Character. Not photographed was also a single Chestnut. MIght have been worth spending some more time, but I only gave it an hour and a quick couple of tours up and down the path. Looking forward to more willow catkins opening up for further headtorch fun.