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Thursday, 19 June 2014

More Hummingbird Hawkmoths

Two more sightings have appeared on Butterfly Conservation's Migrant Watch website.  I hope/assume county recorders will receive details of these at the end of the year.  Anyway, the tally is now...

1: 18/4/2014 1 in garden, Johnstown (Jon Baker)
2: 21/5/2014 1 in garden, Glanrhyd, Brechfa (Jan Young)
3: 26/5/2014 1 on Lilac, Rhandirmwyn (Julian Friese)
4: 27/5/2014 1 Laugharne (Butterfly Conservation - Migrant Watch website)
5: 31/5/2014 1 on Red Campion, Cnwc-y-llwyn (Sam Bosanquet)
6: 1/6/2014 1 on Red Valerian, Bank Buildings Llandeilo (Paul Boston)
7: 4/6/2014 1 Hafod-wen, Brechfa (Jan Young)
8: 9/6/2014 1 in garden, Garnant (Lizzie Wilberforce) perhaps same on 11/6 & 13/6
9: 10/6/2014 1 Llandeilo (Butterfly Conservation - Migrant Watch website)
10: 10/6/2014 1 on roadside Red Valerians, north of Felingwm-uchaf (Sam Bosanquet)
11: 11/6/2014 1 in garden near Felingwm-uchaf (Theresa Greenaway)
12: 14/6/2014 1 in garden, Saron, Llandysul (Sally Hall) and also on 15/6 & 21/6
13: 15/6/2014 1 in garden, Johnstown (Jon Baker)
14: 15/6/2014 1 Botanic Gardens (Jan Young)
15: 15/6/2014 1 on Red Valerian, Bank Buildings Llandeilo (Paul Boston)
16: 15/6/2014 1 flew through garden, Cnwc-y-llwyn (Sam Bosanquet)
17: 16/6/2014 1 in garden, Glanrhyd, Brechfa (Jan Young)
18: 17/6/2014 1 Ffosddu, Llangynog (BC - Migrant Watch website)
19: 17/6/2014 1 Pencarreg (BC - Migrant Watch website)
20: 19/6/2014 1 on roadside Red Valerians, north of Felingwm-uchaf (Sam Bosanquet)
21: 20/6/2014 1 Botanic Gardens (Jan Young)
22: 21/6/2014 1 on Red Valerian, Cilycwm (Isabel Macho)
23: 24/6/2014 1 in garden, Glanrhyd, Brechfa (Jan Young)

The number of records will be a bit higher because Lizzie saw a/the Hummer in her garden on two subsequent days, and Sally said on the blog that she had seen her one from time to time.  I'm assuming the two at Bank Buildings are different as they are 2 weeks apart.  Some of the Brechfa and Felingwm records could be wandering individuals too.

3 comments:

  1. For info Sam my sightings were all in same area - on our large patch of Valerian in back garden area - 14th and following day am and pm. Not sure if it was the same one each time!

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  2. Thanks Sally, I'll edit that now. I suspect it will be a single individual, but please do include the 15th in your records at the end of the year. I've just seen another on the roadside Valerians N of Felingwm, 9 days after my previous sighting there. Goodness knows whether that's new.

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  3. ... and again am of 21/6/14 same patch!

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