Saturday 30 October 2010

30 Oct 2010 - A small wood outside Didcot

Feathered Thorns
November Moth
November Moth
November Moth
November Moth
November Moth
November Moth

Sunday 24 October 2010

24 Oct 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

A smart chap if ever there was one (although I guess it could be a female!). Dunno what it is though.

Thursday 21 October 2010

21 Oct 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Red-green Carpet
Large Wainscot
Sallow spp - to be honest, I'm not 100% certain as to the ID of this Sallow. I guess it is just a Sallow...

Saturday 16 October 2010

16 Oct 2010 - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

White-speck - another moth that others were catching, until this last catch of mine which finally produced this chap. Phew!
This presumed Shuttle-shaped Dart (Scilly race) was one of the most striking moths of the trip
And finally, I assume this is just a Square-spot Rustic

Friday 15 October 2010

15 Oct 2010 - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Clancy's Rustic - and a welcome moth to have in the trap, being as though everyone else was seemingly catching them (well, I knew of two others...)
Feathered Ranunculus
Double-striped Pug - and I tried to turn it into somethingmore interesting, but I can't
And finally, a Scilly Micro....

Thursday 14 October 2010

14 Oct 2010 - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

A visit to Clive Atkins' fridge produced a Delicate
And this Scarce-bordered Straw

Wednesday 13 October 2010

13 October 2010 - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Feathered Ranunculus (left) and also (presumeably on the right...)
Large Wainscot
Common Marbled Carpet
Common Marbled Carpet
And this final carpet ssp of today was tiny in comparison to the two above - having cropped the image and zoomed in though, it's difficult to say that it isn't a Common Marbled Carpet (which is my final answer...)
Silver Y
And finally, a Willow Beauty

Tuesday 12 October 2010

12 Oct 2010 - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Rock Pipit
Black Redstart (and I think that was nearly the end of interesting birding - oh well)

Monday 11 October 2010

11 October 2010 - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Day 1 of this mini-break and first bird up was this Western Black-eared Wheatear - could this be the start of a holiday rammed with rares....?
Second up - a Pied Fly
And finally a Blackbird

Saturday 9 October 2010

9 Oct 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Red-line Quaker
Green Brindled Crescent - yet again!
Blair's Shoulder-knot - a well-marked individual in comparison to recent catches.
Pale Tussock caterpillar - found at Harcourt Arboretum

Friday 8 October 2010

8 October 2010 - A small wood near Didcot, Oxon

Brindled Green - After misidentifying a Green Brindled Crescent as this earlier this week, it is nice to put he records straight!
And some Green Brindled Crescents...
And a Feathered Thorn

Tuesday 5 October 2010

5 Oct 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Green Brindled Crescent - a superbly coloured/marked moth and a welcome addition to the garden list.
A Rosy Rustic - very different from the previous one I caught here (hope I've got the ID correct...!).
Presumed Shuttle-shaped Dart - this was a small moth, but the marking give me every confidence that I've probably ID'd it incorrectly!
Still, with the winds as they are, it is surely only a matter of time before I get to see a new species of bird this year......

Monday 4 October 2010

4 Oct 2010 - Didcot, Oxon

Back to Didcot garden - I'm sure I've caught one of these micro moths and I'm sure I didn't know what it was then!

Sunday 3 October 2010

3 Oct 2010 - Gamlingay, Cambs

A quick family visited provided another opportunity to catch in a different garden.
Two new species caught including this Sallow.
And this Pink-barred Sallow.
And this wee chap - which probably has a name.... (I await an email from Richard....please!).