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

Great Northern Diver

four birds, Loch Dhrombaig (DAH) (19/02)

Harbour Porpoise

two animals off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (13/02)

Redshank

three birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (13/02)

Curlew

15 birds flying between Stoer and Clachtoll (DAH) (13/02)

Pygmy Shrew - skull in owl pellet

skull of Pygmy Shrew, along with those of two Field Voles, found after examination of probable Tawny Owl pellet, Clachtoll Peat Track, Creag Clais nan Cruineachd (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans) (13/02)

Otter

single animal in Loch Inver opposite Spar shop (Ian and Jane Young) (12/02)

Barn Owl

single bird near Loch an Ordain, Clachtoll (Yates family) (12/02)

Stoat

single animals in Achnacarnin (Pam Mackenzie) and Raffin (Hilary Richardson) (11/02)

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