The night was a little warmer and the result was the best moth catch for some time, not saying a lot perhaps, but it is only mid February. In all there were four species, a dotted border.
Two chestnut, these will have over-wintered as adult moths.
Two spring usher, ushering in the spring!
And a single micro-moth, a Tortricodes alternella, actually there was another micro, but it flew off before I could see it well enough.
Not everything in the trap was a moth though, other insects are also attracted to light, in this case a female great diving beetle.
I understand that a bittern was seen again today at Ivy North hide and a redpoll at the Woodland hide. Out on Ibsley Water single black-necked grebe, a yellow-legged gull and a water pipit were seen.
Bob, Quite a bit of activity at Woodland hide today including a pair of Redpolls. Regards, Keith Beswick
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