Sunday, 3 August 2014

Further Carms Hummers

I'm aware of another 4 Carms sightings of Hummingbird Hawkmoths since my last post on the subject in late June.  Things went a bit quiet for a few weeks, but there may be another push of immigrants.  The previous best year on record was 2006, when there were 23 Carms records, so 2014 is now officially the best year ever for Humminbird Hawkmoth sightings in Carmarthenshire.  Of course the internet, BC Migrant Watch website and Carms Moth Blog mean that we find out about more records now than even 8 years ago, but even without that factor it's still clear that 2014 is an excellent Hummer year here.

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)
24: 30/6/2014 1 west of road across Mynydd Du (BC - Migrant Watch website)
25: 21/7/2014 1 Meinciau (BC - Migrant Watch website)
26: 30/7/2014 1 on Phlox in garden, James St, Llanelli (Stuart Blackmore)
27: 1/8/2014 1 Llydiad-Nenog (BC - Migrant Watch website)

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