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Recent content by earthdragon64

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    First Butterflies of 2021

    First Peacock of the year yesterday and another today. It's been quite warm during the day here over the last week or so, but still pretty cold overnight.
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    April Moths 2021

    The temperature dropped to 0.7C, but at least it stayed above freezing for the first time in about a week. 3 moths, all Brindled Beauty, new for year, Aviemore VC95.
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    Loch Garten Ospreys 2021

    The nest webcam seems to be having major problems, but another, slightly more distant camera went live yesterday. There was an Osprey on the nest for about half an hour yesterday afternoon, so at least there's some interest being shown. The camera is showing a closer view today.
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    Loch Garten Ospreys 2021

    2018 was the last year that EJ was there, so this is the 3rd empty year, although there is still just about time for a pair to nest.
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    Loch Garten Ospreys 2021

    On the 9th of April there was a message on the RSPB Loch Garten, Abernethy Facebook page that the feeders webcam is up and running, but the Osprey nest webcam is having software problems. From local birding sites there are currently no Ospreys using the nest.
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    April Moths 2021

    Strong wind is probably the thing most likely to stop me trapping. I trap every Friday night for 36 weeks from early March to early November as part of the Garden Moth Scheme, although if the weather is really bad, or I'm going to be away, I'll trap a day or two either side of Friday instead...
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    April Moths 2021

    After a pretty poor March, only 2 moths from 4 trapping sessions, April has started with a bit more promise. Despite the temperature dropping to 2.7C, there were 6 moths in the trap this morning, 4 Hebrew Characters and 2 Common Quakers (NFY). Aviemore, VC95.
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    Any ideas as to these two wildflowers?

    The first one is Common Whitlowgrass - Erophila verna agg. Not so sure of the other, but possibly Danish Scurvygrass - Cochlearia danica.
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    March Moths (or moths in March) 2021

    I once had a bulb go mid-session, seemed fine when I switched it on, but it obviously went at some point during the night. It was an old bulb though.
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    Anyone else got a plan a and plan b trip?

    Islay is great, I've been a few times, most recently a week in November 2019 and saw at least one species of Eagle each day, sometimes both. Machir Bay on the west coast is a lovely walk and usually has plenty of Chough and Hen Harriers. If you're into history at all, the American Monument on...
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    March Moths (or moths in March) 2021

    Aviemore, low of 4.1C, singles of Clouded Drab and Hebrew Character, both new for the year.
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    First Butterflies of 2021

    Small Tortoiseshell flying in my garden in Aviemore this morning, I don't normally see any butterflies locally until April, or very occasionally the end of March.
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    March Moths (or moths in March) 2021

    Nothing from my two trapping sessions so far, but I did spot an Orange Underwing today in a local nature reserve.
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    Is this a wildflower or garden escapee?

    Blunt sepals and a purple spur indicate it's one of the white forms of Sweet Violet - Viola odorata. White forms are quite common, and although it's grown in gardens, it is a native wildflower.
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    Anyone else got a plan a and plan b trip?

    Plan A is North Uist in June, which I was meant to do last year, but have moved to this year. I'm still not sure if that will go ahead this year, if not, hopefully I can move it to next year. Plan B, possibly Islay in November, or somewhere on the west coast of Scotland.
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