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    August Moths

    A new one for my garden this morning, Coxcomb Prominent, and three micros NFY: Pandemis corylana, Agriphila inquinitella and Euzophera pinguis. Otherwise not a lot of interest in a catch of 62/26.
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    July Moths

    My first session since Tuesday night for one reason or another, and quite productive. Seven NFY: Carcina quercana, Box Moth, Dusky Thorn, White Satin Moth, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (2), The Miller, Double Square-spot. The Miller was only my 7th ever, the first for five years and...
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    Sunbird closing down

    But parent company Wings is keeping going, most Sunbird tours being taken over by them.
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    The Complete Birds of the World: Every Species Illustrated (Princeton)

    Plus this book is based on a two year old version of the IOC list !! That knocks out over 200 species for a start. I really do recommend that anyone considering buying it think again and go for the Lynx 'All the Birds of the World'. It might be a few dollars/pounds more but it is worth it.
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    July Moths

    Yes Please Andy - it will be an interesting comparison with Leicestershire/Rutland. Unfortunately we don't have an annual report as such, just a Powerpoint type presentation to a moth recorders' meeting covering the highlights.
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    Personally I have never used the IOC list to link to BoW - I do that through eBird. So drop it, no worries for me.
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    A presumed Micro from last night?

    Surprised at that Ken - it is quite common and I get a few every year in my urban garden. And all micros have colloquial names if you search around. I don't use more than a very few but I have a mate who really struggles with scientific names due to dyslexia so I text him scientific names plus...
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    July Moths

    TLBs had me flummoxed until I realised what was in your third photograph - I have still to get my first, though they have started turning up round here in the last couple of years.
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    17 armchair ticks on my IOC list - the way things are going that's the only type of lifers I can expect for a year or two. I suppose the latest has to be Olivaceous Saltator as that was nearest the end of the updates! Steve
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    July Moths

    A catch of few macros, with Ruby Tiger NFY the highlight, but plenty of micros. NFY were White Plume, Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner and Ypsolopha scabrella. But most significant perhaps were the numbers of two micro ermine species, 24 Bird Cherry (my previous best was 8) and ten Willow (previous...
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    July Moths

    Do you mean Dotted Footman or Four-spotted Footman?
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    July Moths

    Here in my Lufbra garden I had my biggest catch of the year, 133 of 45 species. Unfortunately 28 of them were dead Water Veneers. One NFG, Endotricha flammealis, and a few other micros that I rarely catch such as Calamotropha paludella (my 2nd) and Argyresthia brockeela. Macros were less...
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    July Moths

    My most successful session of the year so far, with 112 moths of 37 species. Nine NFY: Oegoconia quadripunctata (agg) Acentria ephemerella Agriphila selasella Pyralis farinalis Single-dotted Wave Large Twin-spot Carpet (new for both me and the site) Buff Ermine Large Yellow Underwing (at last -...
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    July Moths

    Another new micro for me and the garden this morning, Elachista argentella - a tiny all-white thing. Also NFY were Short-cloaked, Snout and Blastobasis adustella. Two Badgers were a rare visitor to my garden just after midnight, and possibly explain some damage to a fencing panel last week that...
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    July Moths

    Despite it being cool and clear up until at least midnight I caught a respectable 65/27, with Small Rivulet, Herald, Ancylis achatana and Hypopygia costalis all NFY. Not much else worth mentioning though.
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    July Moths

    Not an enormous catch today but an interesting one. A new micro for both me and my garden, Schoenobius gigantella (Giant Water Veneer) - a reedbed specialist so odd to get one well away from any waterbody. My first two Coronets of the year, at last. Lobesia abscisana, Lyonetia clerkella, Mother...
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    July Moths

    Not far from you of course but yet to get any of the species I have marked at all this year, and still no yellow underwings of any type. Not all doom and gloom though. The Footman fest continues with personal record catches of 11 Common and 5 Scarce this morning, plus four NFY: Yellow Shell...
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    July Moths

    Finally managed a three-figure catch this morning, 100 of 27 species. NFY were Yponomeuta evonymella, Celypha striana, Common Wave (only my 3rd here), Marbled Beauty and Common Rustic agg. Most numerous - 17 Uncertains, 13 Riband Waves, 10 Dark Arches and 10 Common Footmen (my largest-ever...
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    Getting windows ready?

    Some of these Windows updates take literally hours. I always worry that something unexpected happens, and January last year my laptop died during one and had to be replaced. The annoying thing is that all the new things that updates introduce are of no interest at all to me. A recent one took...
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    I have been working through the updates lists and noticed a few blips.... Collared (Dove) written as Collard twice Cerulean with the wrong spelling Black-capped Babbler rather than Black-crowned Babbler to be changed to Visayan Babbler Steve
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    Macro for ID

    If I caught it I would call it a Clay. I think you are right about your micro by the way. Steve
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    When you have one in your garden you can call it whatever you like.
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    July Moths

    I've not had Buff-tip yet this year, one of many species that people all around me are catching while I draw a blank. Coronet and Varied Coronet are two more. On the other hand, Dwarf Cream Wave is not at all unusual in Leics and I have had four since June 23rd. My only highlight recently was a...
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    Latest IOC diary updates

    How long is the transition expected to take?
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    July Moths

    Despite what seemed to be loads of moths flying around in the early hours I just got a modest 60 of 26 in the trap this morning. A decent looking Marbled Minor, two Rustics, two Swallow-taileds, two Chysoteuchia culmella and a Blastodacna hellerella all NFY. I don't think anything else deserves...
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