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current posts

 
Sat 8th May 2021 13:42 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise Little Quantock
An Espheria sulphurella clinging to the window this morning - FFY.  Sunday night is looking a little more hopeful for trapping. We shall see.
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Fri 7th May 2021 11:36 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
Wonders will never cease - I have just found a Pale Pinion (FFY) in my porch - it's possibly a leftover from the trapping of 4/5, but I suspect more likely it came in when the front door was open last evening to let the dogs out.  Who knows?

P.S.  A VERY dead Large Yellow Underwing fell out of a windowsill pot plant when I was removing some dead leaves earlier.  I doubt if this constitutes a "record", but it brightened up my afternoon !  (Sad, when one needs this for entertainment - "clutching at straws" comes to mind).

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Thu 6th May 2021 13:56 by Chris Iles
Just to note that the website maps have now been updated with most of the 2020 records (and a very few of 2021's).
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Thu 6th May 2021 10:12 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
I found yet another Hebrew Character in my porch last night - wow !!  FOUR in one night !!  Such excitement
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Wed 5th May 2021 11:48 by Pam Campbell
Hodderscombe Lodge garden
One moth again last night , a Coxcomb Prominent ffy .
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Wed 5th May 2021 10:23 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
4/5/21 - awfuller and awfuller, so it goes.  Just 3 Hebrew Characters last night.  Sad, innit?
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Tue 4th May 2021 12:36 by Pam Campbell
Hodderscombe Lodge garden
Having trapped just 25 moths in total in the previous 7 nights , last night produced just one moth again . However , much to my surprise it was a Poplar Hawkmoth ffy .
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Mon 3rd May 2021 18:06 by Rob Grimmond
Combe St. Nicholas, South Somerset
Overnight cloud forecast didn't quite materialize so the night ended up cold and clear here. Total catch was 5 moths of 4 species but there was an FFY in the form of an Oak-tree Pug.  I also found an FFY Streamer in the front porch this morning. I would normally be expecting double figures at this time of the year
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Mon 3rd May 2021 15:47 by Steve Chapple
Pen Elm, Taunton
Just four moths for me too. My average count on (or around) this date over the last six years is 40. I did find a Cinnabar Moth in the garden yesterday, eight days earlier than my previous record.
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Mon 3rd May 2021 15:22 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise, Little Quantock 02/05/21 min temp 5.9c
24 of 14 species. I did manage a couple of FFY : Great Prominent and Buff-tip, the Buff-tip being a full week earlier than my previous early date. The rest comprised of : Red Twin-spot Carpet ; Streamer (2) ; Brindled Pug (2) ; Muslin Moth (3) ; Clouded Drab (3) ; Common Quaker (2) ; Hebrew Character (8) and Red Chestnut.  Total species for the year so far is 51 compared with 81 this time last year and the long term weather forecast for the rest of May is not much better than we've been having. Ho hum.
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Mon 3rd May 2021 10:43 by Ian Mathieson
Norton sub Hamdon
4 moths in the traps this morning was the lowest number I have ever recorded in May.
When things are as bad as this I often look up past records which can often show that things aren't as bad historically as you believe. Unfortunately this time they are as bad as anything I've had here in the last 20 years. The total number of moths caught in April was my lowest ever number with an average catch of just over 11 per trapping. In 2011 it averaged 44. The only upside was that the second worse April was in 2005 which turned into a bumper summer of moths. Here's hoping!
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Sun 2nd May 2021 09:06 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
1/5/21 - And again, only a few moths, nothing new.  3 Hebrew Characters, 2 Common Quakers, and one each Clouded Drab and Powdered Quaker.  Ealy toast again this morning.  Oh for some warmer nights.
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Sat 1st May 2021 13:35 by Mike Strange
30/04/2021 BoS
Just four of 3 species last night. 1 Hebrew Character, 2 Early Grey and 1 FFY Flame Shoulder.
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