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Postby roundwood123 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:18 am

I found a Small Tortoiseshell today in the loo`s at work, i put it in the till shed to overwinter, hopefully it will survive, still lots of Winter Moths on "the " Oak tree including 20+ females which is the most i have ever seen.

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Postby roundwood123 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:18 pm

Here is a picture of a Female Winter Moth, no idea on the identity of the passenger.
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Postby roundwood123 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:02 am

Had a very nice new year walk in Harwich and Dovercourt with A/J [03/01/10], Lots of Birds around but just common stuff.

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Postby roundwood123 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:07 pm

A mild evening with 6.5 oC at 11.30pm, 14 Winter Moths at security lights along with a Scarce and Mottled Umber.

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Postby roundwood123 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:15 pm

Only a few Moths around today but this female Mottled Umber was a first for me.
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Postby Gibster » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:22 pm

I remember showing one of these to my friend's young daughters a few years ago. After the initial, "It's disgusting, squash it!!!" nonsense they were amazed to discover that not all moths have wings. I'll be checking my own security lights tonight, it's a bit wet but fairly mild here in Epsom. Nice pics, by the way.

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Postby roundwood123 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:20 pm

Thanks Gibster, sorry dont know your name, My camera struggles when taking pics of small bugs on trees, there just seems to be to many surfaces for the camera to focus properly, that coupled with the rubbish light levels today in the rain i suppose the pics came out ok.
Steve.

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Postby roundwood123 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:35 pm

A lovely day today, did 20 miles on the Bike and saw a Buzzard, 2 Kestrels and a Sparrowhark,
lots of Fieldfare and redwings in the hedgerows too, nice to see the sun after such a dark miserable week.

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Postby roundwood123 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:46 am

The last few days have been very mild and i have been finding quite a few Mottled Umbers and Winter Moths, first Micro of the year A.ferrugana/notana.

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Postby Gibster » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:31 pm

Had myself a male Epiphyas postvittana on 11th...phew, excitement levels are rocketing! :D
Off to Portland Bill tonight, back on 16th. Could see a few more micros down there?

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Postby roundwood123 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:33 pm

Just enjoyed a mainly sunny week in Madiera with J/H/D/M, not many Butterflies around but the Moths were ok,
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Postby roundwood123 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:16 am

A mild week so far with overnight temps not dipping below 40, Early Moths, Pale Brindled Beauty and Winter Moths to Security lights.

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Postby roundwood123 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:54 pm

Went to Abberton res today, Bewicks Swan and Smew were notable finds as was a brief glimpse of a Hen Harrier.

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Postby roundwood123 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:44 pm

It turns out that 2 of the Moths i found on Madeira a couple of weeks ago are new to the Island, one is Epiphyas postvittana which is an Australian Moth that is now common in Britain, the other is Zelleria oleastrella, a Micro Moth that is resident in Southern Europe.
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Postby roundwood123 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:56 pm

No Moths to security lights but lots of little bugs in polytunnels, lovely sunny Spring day 8) .

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Postby roundwood123 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:01 pm

A few Moths around in the polytunnels, Early Moths, Emmi mono and the odd Mottled Umber, 35 miles on the bike this morning was very nice, got to get fit for those long summer walks.

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Postby roundwood123 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:28 am

My first Hebrew Character of the year today at security lights, seems early, Still no Butterflies despite some lovely sunshine in recent days.

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Postby roundwood123 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:16 pm

First Moth trap of the year led to a Dotted Border, March Moth, Small Quaker and a Chestnut, also 4 Caloptilia semifascia in a Tunnel.
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Postby roundwood123 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:18 pm

Nice to see some Moths at last, did my first trap in the new wood last night and most of the usual Spring species turned up.
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Postby roundwood123 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:15 pm

Just spent a lovely week in Derbyshire, lots of sunshine and some top notch pub grub, what more could you want.
2 new Moths that are not resident in Essex.
Mottled Grey and a Acleris hyemana along with a Red Grouse which were quite common on amongst the Heather.
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