Category Archives: Sightings

October in Bradwell

Five nights trapped this month. Some findings different than those further south with Lunar Under-wing and Beaded Chestnut having a good season here after a couple of not so good years for the former. I’m glad Raymond mentioned Cypress Carpet … Continue reading

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October 2017 moths Hollesley

I have wandered no further from home than down the road to The Patch for mothing this last month. The month started poorly but improved considerably as it progressed and then ended with some cold days more in line with … Continue reading

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October at IGC – Was it really autumn?

Didn’t feel like autumn much this month, with some warm sunny days and mild nights. There were some good spells of southerly winds that brought plenty of migrants to the UK and I did get a few, more on this … Continue reading

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Atropos finally arrives at Bawdsey!

I struggle with time nowadays to write these blogs and logging on to the site from various devices I find most difficult, so apologies for lack of updates this season. I had to write this short post though as last … Continue reading

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Moths in the mist

I was a bit doubtful when I looked out just before dawn and realised it was very misty. I’d put the garden trap out hoping for migrants in the SE breeze. I beat the moorhens to it this morning, and … Continue reading

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September moths

I trapped on six nights starting with the 4th and 48 species. Nothing too unexpected. Most moth species enjoying a very good year here. Latticed Heath turned up on many more nights than normal including this night along with September … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of September at IGC.

September was a strange month for recording – quite good at the very start followed by 2 weeks of absolutely hopeless conditions then good again at the end. Traps were run up until the 7th here, then followed a big … Continue reading

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Asian hornet

Re my previous mention about the Asian hornet: I’ve just seen a copy of last week’s EDP which includes a piece about the arrival of the Asian hornet in Devon this year. There had been previous reports of the occurrence … Continue reading

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Return to Hen reedbeds 23rd September.

A return visit to Hen reedbeds was planned for some time but it wasn’t until towards the end of the month that the weather became suitable! The aim was to see if any more Clifden Nonpareil could be found at … Continue reading

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Autumn, and Asian Aliens

Having been away for June I missed the best of the year here. The last week has produced regular autumn attractions like merveille du jour and the rapidly increasing black rustic. On the 30th the garden trap turned up a … Continue reading

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