Friday 26 August 2011

26 August 2011 - Blairgowrie, Perthshire

No moth trapping last night... Only highlight was a Spotted Flycatcher in the garden, appearing shortly after a thunder storm.

Thursday 25 August 2011

25 August 2011 - Blairgowrie, Perthshire

Have had two garden ticks for out CSottish holiday residence, Tree Pipit yesterday and today a female/imm Redstart.


Wednesday 24 August 2011

24 August 2011 - Moorland above Kinloch, Perthshire

WIth cold night temperatures now being experienced, a poor catch was inevitable:

Small Wainscot - I caught 15 of these, mainly copper-coloured, in 1.5 hrs

Small Wainscot with Smoky Wainscot

Bordered Beauty

Barred Chestnut

Carpet - miniture specimen of Dark Marbled

Sallow - a very yellow specimen (compared to others caught this week)

Sallow - compare with above (variable indeed)

Black Rustic

July Highflyer

Tuesday 23 August 2011

23 August 2011 - The neighbours again!

Another catch in the neighbours garden again. Highlight was a superb Garden Tiger, a memory of rearing these as a kid in rural Cambridgeshire - this one being the first I've caught since trapping.

Garden Tiger

Garden Tiger

Dotted Clay - perhaps!

Ear spp

Black Rustic - smart beasts

Canary-shouldered Thorn


Brown-line Bright-eye

Centre-barred Sallow

Monday 22 August 2011

22 August 2011 - The neighbours' Garden

I put the MV trap in the neighbours garden - it's too bright to put in our garden here with people sleeping in various garden facing bedrooms!

First out he trap was this lovely Grey Chi

And second out was this Angle-striped Sallow

It was a decent sized beast in comparison with a Sallow

Barred Chestnut or Ingrailed Clay

Flounced Rustic

Purple Clay

Juniper Pug (thanks for ID help John)

Grey Pine Carpet

Dark Arches (again)

And a quick micro - Spindle Ermine?

Sunday 21 August 2011

21 August 2011 - Moors above Kinloch, Perthshire

A trip out last night produced another selection of interesting bits and bobs:

Heath Rustic

Autumnal Dart

Autumnal Dart

Dotted Clay poss

Dotted Clay poss

Barred Chesnut (thanks again John for ID help)

Lempke's Gold Spot


Square-spot Rustic

Various shades of Dark Arches

Various 'Ear' spp - to be determined

And the unknown Rustic aggr.