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

Greylag Goose

Eleven birds feeding on margins of frozen Loch an Aigeil (AS) (22/01)

Common Gull

Flock of 29 feeding on Stoer Green (AS) (21/01)

Goldfinch

c20 birds on garden trees, Drumbeg (Nancy Millar) (17/01)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Two separate reports of birds using peanut and fat ball feeders in gardens at almost opposite ends of Assynt. Single bird on peanut feeder, Elphin (Rosie Christmas) Single bird on fat ball feeder, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford) (17/01)

Twite

26 birds at Split Rock, Clachtoll (AS) (16/01)

Fieldfare

Small flock of 20 at Clachtoll (AS) (16/01)

Goldcrest

Single bird foraging under garden feeders, Torbreck (Jack Wright) (14/01)

Dipper

Three birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH). At least one of these birds was singing. (12/01)

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