Sunday, 16 November 2014

Cwmllwyd 14 & 15 November 2014

The MV trap attracted just two Feathered Thorns between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. on Friday, when I retrieved it as rain was pouring down.

I decided to try one final time last night (Saturday), as the sky was clear - too clear really; a very starry night. I didn't expect too much success. I saw no activity at the trap at all before retiring for the night and this morning I found that rain had fallen in the early hours. I was rewarded with just three moths: a Red-line Quaker, December Moth (which was my target for all this nonsense; so I'm well pleased with that) and only the second record of Red Sword-grass at Cwmllwyd - the first was in March 1997 and was actually among the very first moths seen following our move here the previous month!


Red Sword-grass.

I think that's probably the end of the season for me; I've had a really good year: see you again in 2015 and Happy Christmas one and all!

2 comments:

  1. Well done Steve. Please email me counts for both nights and I'll add them to my dataset, as I've already imported your Cwmllwyd records for 2014.

    I had 2 Feathered Thorn, 2 Mottled Umber and 1 Epirrita sp here last night.

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  2. Yes, good effort Steve. I looked out yesterday evening, saw the stars, and decided not to bother!

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