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  1. prhodes

    July Moths

    Back amongst the egg boxes again after flies around the pond die back. Not a bad night, with 20 species including first Jersey Tigers of the year in the trap, and my first Scalloped Hook-tip.
  2. prhodes

    July Moths

    We have a swarm of Semaphore Flies on our small garden pond at the moment so I feel inclined stop to mothing, just in case it's not helping. The pond seems in good heath with clear water and newts/frogs/damselflies, but I feel for the neighbours with so many flies. Anyone else had this problem?
  3. prhodes

    July Moths

    Just a couple NFY last night including Dunbar and Beautiful Hook-tip.
  4. prhodes

    June Moths

    Modest numbers of the regulars for this small London garden, but they did include a Barred Straw, which I can't remember seeing before. Odd, fragile looking little moth.
  5. prhodes

    June Moths

    Oops
  6. prhodes

    June Moths

    New for year Flame Shoulder, Light Emerald and (I think) Cyprus Carpet. Perhaps a bit of London moth this
  7. prhodes

    June Moths

    15 sp. of macro moth, so was a good night by my modest standards. Lime Hawkmoth, Poplar Grey and Common Marbled Carpet were new for year
  8. prhodes

    June Moths

    Usual, plus Puss Moth found near the trap this morning. Apologies for gatecrashing your ID thread guys.
  9. prhodes

    Unknown, Farnborough, Hampshire: morning of 3 June 2021

    Sorry chaps, meant to put my Puss Moth on 'June Moths'.
  10. prhodes

    Unknown, Farnborough, Hampshire: morning of 3 June 2021

    Usual set of moths in the box this morning, but then really pleased to see this guy walking across the patio near where the trap was.
  11. prhodes

    June Moths

    Thanks aeshna5, really appreciated. Phil
  12. prhodes

    June Moths

    For the first time this year my little trap contained a load of moths: Brimstone, 2 Common Swift Vines Rustic, 5 Pale Mottled Willow, 6 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 3 Common Pug Heart and Dart Silver-Y Bright-line Brown-eye Willow Beauty, 2 Snout Common Carpet Knot Grass (I think) Freyer's Pug (I think)...
  13. prhodes

    May Moths 2021

    I think Oak-tree Pug, not sure yet. Then just my usuals in last couple of days - Shuttle-shaped Dart, S. Hebrew Character, Vines Rustic, Pale-Mottled Willow, Common Pug and those little micros - Tachystola I think.
  14. prhodes

    May Moths 2021

    Thanks for confirming the Nut Tree Tussock ID guys. Only one moth last night - Cinnabar.
  15. prhodes

    May Moths 2021

    Despite the rain last night there were a few in the trap this morning including Brimstone, Pale Mottled Willow, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Common Pug?, Garden Carpet and initially I thought the dreaded Marbled Minors agg. were back, but then thought perhaps Nut-tree Tussock? Any advice appreciated and...
  16. prhodes

    May Moths 2021

    Single Silver-Y last night. I Tend to get very few moths, but often out of sequence with those of you living in the 'sticks'. Phil
  17. prhodes

    May Moths 2021

    Small trap in North London, with lots of light pollution, and inexperienced operator. I'm sure I'll only get a fraction of the typical catch but five moths last night, Shuttle-shaped Dart and 4 Pale Mottled Willow?
  18. prhodes

    John's Mammals 2021

    My work colleagues returned with phone pictures of an apparently poorly Otter today at the Tear Drop Lakes in Milton Keynes. They called the RSPCA so hopefully it would have been treated. A fisherman was also looking out for it. Interesting for us that they apparently so local. There have been...
  19. prhodes

    Walrus in Ireland

    Got through the pandemic OK, mainly continuing to earn money for rich people. Free to travel again in a matter of hours, but oh bollox not to Wales. Depressing! Can only hope it 'does a Beluga'.
  20. prhodes

    Walrus in Ireland

    Hi Paul. Thank-you for clarifying this strange situation.
  21. prhodes

    Walrus in Ireland

    According to the BBC, cross border restrictions remain in place for two more weeks, which I find incredible.
  22. prhodes

    Walrus in Ireland

    Hope it stays put for a while. Legal to visit Monday I guess? Someone told me police were planning to fine people going to Wales before then, but only hearsay.
  23. prhodes

    RFI Arnside Knott and Gait Barrows

    Two years ago we found High Brown Fritillary at Holme Stinted Pastures - just enter this into Google for more details. The site is a few miles from Arnside and Gait Barrows. Simply follow the main path checking the thistles and brambles and the best area was only a few hundred yards form the...
  24. prhodes

    John's Mammals 2020

    That reminds me, I noticed an apparently fully white rabbit at the side of the road the other day. Not something you see every day, and I'll look out for him again. (I'm also expected to travel to work as usual but there you go, still got a job I suppose). Stay safe guys
  25. prhodes

    John's Mammals 2020

    Brilliant Mike, thank-you very much. Carrin (wife) is already looking up hotels and thinks end of June before the school holidays. Let us know if yourself (or anyone else) for that matter wants to meet up. First check on flights from Stansted shows about £100 return
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