|The graphical display of "our" earthquake. As an experience - it was a "lifer" for Bev and myself!|
Because the conditions looked so favourable, I'd fired up the Milton Mk VII 125w MV moth trap for only the second time this year. My resultant, overnight, catch was all to predictable, the only geometer was a Brimstone! However, it wasn't a wasted effort due to the fact that we've got Emily staying with us for the next two nights and she will always gain great experience from encounters with even the most common moth species. When I started mothing, back in the summer of 1994, my guidance came from various individuals who were, at that time, closely linked to Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. My reference material was of very limited stock, Bernard Skinner's masterpiece plus the twin volumes of South, whilst micros - read Pyralids - were covered by the excellent Barry Goater effort.
|A White Point - in 2015 a resident breeding species around the Dumpton area.|
My original copy of Skinner describes the moth as a "suspected immigrant"
|A Shuttle-shaped Dart - as not depicted in the majority of fieldguides! |
Seen from the top - they're a gimme, from the side, I'm not so sure?
|Surely one day I'll find myself in a position to grab a few images of Common Swift - |
until then - this is the best I made of the situation in the garden, yesterday.
Yesterday was to deliver yet another "avian" year tick as a Hobby came speeding low across the rooftops of Vine Close. I saw it, or another, this afternoon, suggesting that the local breeding territory is being used again in 2015 ?