Saturday, 1 October 2011

Migration morning

Landguard Bird Observatory held a bird migration walk today.

1st October and we should be in the middle of migration season, so what happens? Southerly air stream, mist and 27 degrees. Consequently no birds.

We did see one of the resident little owls, which posed nicely.

So we resorted to looking at the moths trapped overnight. I only know a few moths by sight, but I am interested to learn more. Several of the species seen this morning were migratory, including this one which is apparently widespread in southern Europe.

Palpita vitrealis

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