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Recent content by Steve Lister

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    June Moths

    Interesting selection this morning, 38/19. NFY were Figure of Eighty, White Ermine, Pyrausta aurata and Clepsis consimilana. A little unsure about what looks like the tiny micro Glyphipterix fuscoviridella - it is described as a calcareous grassland species so my urban garden seems a bit off...
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    June Moths

    Almost doubled my best catch of the year today, with 41 moths of 14 species. NFY were a Small Ranunculus, Mottled Pug (2) and what I will call Tawny Marbled Minor. 13 Heart+Darts, 5 Garden Carpets and 5 Common Pugs made up the bulk of the catch.
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    June Moths

    Almost my best catch of the year this morning, with 21 moths of 11 species. Five new for the year = Epiblema foenella (a very smart micro and only my 2nd here , the first in 2006), Foxglove Pug, Clouded Silver, Willow Beauty and Middle-barred Minor. Steve
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    The One Show tonight

    It irritates me when programmes such as this deliberately fiddle with things so you are not seeing what you think you are. The actual footage shown was not entirely where they were filming, but only a Rutland Water regular would know. Later in the evening Springwatch was more obviously trying...
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    June Moths

    I am still struggling - my biggest catch so far this year is just 22 moths. Last night produced just 13, with just Notocelia rosaecolana NFY and nothing else worth mentioning at all.
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    The One Show tonight

    The Rutland Osprey Project will be featured on The One Show on BBC1 at 7pm this evening.
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    Walrus in Ireland

    What is the most southerly genuine record of a Walrus? And how often have they reached northern Spain? And will it continue down to Morocco?
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    Wadi Rum, Jordan

    My first thought was Tristram's Grackle which of course is the same thing.
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    June Moths

    A rather disappointing catch after what I thought would be a good night. Still, my largest catch so far this year at 22 of 12, with six NFY: Notelia cyanobastella Cydia pomonella Poplar Hawk-moth Bright-line Brown-eye Heart and Dart Rustic Shoulder-knot Steve
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    June Moths

    The first time I have ever been up early enough to start the thread! A warm but clear night here in Leicestershire yielded just nine moths of nine species but NFY were Yellow-barred Brindle, Pale Tussock and Small Magpie. Steve
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    Garden / Yard List 2021

    Lots of possible escaped cage birds look like Serin in silhouette, Canary for a start. And maybe sound similar. Personally I wouldn't count it unless I could convince the county records committee.
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    Garden / Yard List 2021

    Falling behind the leaders somewhat recently but... May 29th 68. Oystercatcher - heard five distant calls clearly but could not see it. Steve
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    May Moths 2021

    At last.........two decentish nights. Yesterday I had only my third, and earliest-ever, Orange Footman in a catch of 8 moths/7 species. The today 16 moths/11 species included my second-ever Seraphim, a least Black Arches and a Spruce Carpet. Also a Flame Shoulder, a species I never caught at all...
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    No Clements Updates This Year

    It will be interesting to see how much influence the HBW/Birdlife way of thinking has affected the Cornell/Clements stance, especially as the IOC is rapidly accepting many of the HBW splits. The three lists may be a lot more similar by the autumn.
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    May Moths 2021

    Yet another blank as regards moths but there were 4 Cockchafers in my trap this morning. Steve
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