The Cafe Birders joined in the Bioblitz at Tyntesfield National Trust on Friday night and ran 7 traps until about 03.00 on Saturday morning. It was rather cold, but, nevertheless, we caught 50 macro species, the highlight of which was a Beautiful Snout. Previous records in the Bristol Region were in 1956, 1958, 1969 and one between 1986 and 1991. What an elegant moth!
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Previous records in the Bristol region were in 1925, 1886, 1885, 1884, 1869 and 1852, so there was much excitement when this moth was discovered in a trap on Walton Common at dawn on 6 May 2011. Two stunning patch ticks within a week - will this be a bumper year, or is it all downhill from here?