Some Moths from June 2010

July 12th 2010

It has not been a good month for moth trapping as the evenings have been cold, wet and windy. Despite this there have been one or two nice records.

White Ermine taken by Agnes Dickson at Inverkirkaig June 2010
White Ermine taken by Agnes Dickson at inverkirkaig June 2010
Pyrausta purpuralis by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 18th June
Pyrausta purpuralis by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 18th June

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Recent Sightings

Harbour Porpoise

three adults, one of which had a calf, off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (15/06)

Common Scoter

19 birds flying north off Stoerhead Lighthouse (DAH) (15/06)

Great Northern Diver

single bird in breeding plumage, Loch Dhrombaig (DAH) (14/06)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

three birds Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (14/06)

Whooper Swan

single adult bird on Loch Cul Fraioch (Robin Shrubsole) (13/06)

Whimbrel

Six at Clachtoll crofts disturbed by three great skuas flying overhead (AS) (13/06)

Sand Martin

single bird Allt nan Uamh, at start of Bone caves walk (Robin Shrubsole) (12/06)

Mountain Hare

single animal spooked from below grassy bank, Beinn an Fhuarain plateau (Robin Shrubsole) (12/06)

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