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7:27AM

From the Clifftop

Not so long ago, I was complaining about poor moth catches due to windy, cool nights, but the last three days have put an end to that, with this morning's haul of 72 species [so far] , being the most I've ever caught in an actinic trap.

These included these four species of Hawkmoths, the aptly named Bordered Beauty and  Large Emerald as examples of big, showy moths that are great for public events. However it's the micro moths that are really coming in now, and are keeping me busy naming them-one I got this morning is the smallest moth I've ever seen-in fact I can't really see it !. There are very few migrant moths turning up as yet, but a new species for me this morning was Fen Wainscot, a wanderer from the Pett Level reedbeds.

I still don't have much to say about birds-a Siskin flew over while I was bent over the trap though.

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