Sunday, 13 July 2014

12/7/14 - Larkfield, Kent

Currant Pug to the window last night.

Currant Pug, 12/7/14

Saturday, 12 July 2014

11 July 2014 - Funton Creek, Kent

A return trip to Funton Creek in what seemed liek ideal conditions - only clearly, no-one told the local moth population that conditions were ideal!

Plain Pug, Olive and Lackey were the best of an otherwise slightly dull night.

Plain Pug, 11.7.14, Funton Creek

Micro moff

Sunday, 6 July 2014

5 July 2014 - Funton Creek

Went on a recce to some salk-marsh - Crescent Striped was a potential, as was Ground Lackey and several Wainscots... Unfortunately the rain had a big impact on the evening - blowing two of my bulbs...

Despite the bulbs, we managed a few moths of interest. As for target species - we caught several 'may-be' moths that could be Crescent Striped but are, infact, something much more common, just Dark Arches...

Clay (darkest one I've ever seen!)
Clay - complete with dark underwing and small black belly-patch
White Satin
Dusky Sallow
Smoky Wainscot
Light Arches
Dark Arches - tryingto out fox me as I search for Crescent Striped...

Friday, 4 July 2014

2 July 2014 - Orlestone Forest

Went for a walk with torch and net near Ashford - managed to find some visiting moth-ers in action and set up for the night.

Found Clay Fan-foot and Birch Mocha in the short visit.

Clay Fan-foot

Clay Fan-foot (same as above)
Birch Mocha
Micro spp
Pug spp - but it didn't feel right for Wormwood or Current..
Ruddy great bid aquatic beetle larva!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

26 June 2014 (am) - Inner Farne, Farne Islands, Northumberland

After searching for orchids on Lindisfarne, it was time to head out to Inner Farne to search for terns. Thankfully, after an hour-long wait I located the Bridled Tern crusing over the top of Inner Farne. We enjoyed three or four spells of the Tern and eventually left it, still sitting on the rocks, at 12.30pm ish.

Lovely to be back on the Farnes!

Bridled Tern

Bridled Tern (left) and Black-headed Gull (right)

Bridled Tern

Bridled Tern

Arctic Tern

Sandwich Tern

Common Tern

Common Tern

Arctic Terns






Red-breasted Merganser



26 June 2014 (early am) - Northumberland

Arrived in Northumberland just in time to put a trap out for a couple of hours prior to dawn - Garden Tiger is always welcome.

Then headed over to Lindisfarne in the hope for Lindisfarne Helleborine. Whilst lots of helleborines were located, they were all Marsh Helleborine - I bet I wasn't far away  though...

Garden Tiger

Barred Straw

Marsh Helleborine

Marsh Helleborine

Marsh Helleborine

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet

Northern Marsh Orchid (colour isn't true)

Plant spp...!

Pirri Pirri - a Kiwi import

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

24 June 2014 - The Larches KWT, Detling, Kent

Nice trip to The Larches last night - with a few pugs and noctuids requiring ID assistance, please!

Brown Scallop

Clouded Brindle

Dusky Brocade 

Clay Triple-lines

Large Nutmeg

Beautiful Golden-Y

Pug - Grey??

Short-cloaked Moth

Satin Beauty 

Pug spp

Mottled Pug

Marbled White-spot