The next morning I was back there at daft o'clock to check the moth trap and to join John G for an early morning ringing session. The moth trap produced a smaller catch than I expected especially as I had placed it near a patch of Purple Loosestrife that was in full flower. However, the catch included a few reedbed / wetland specialists that I don't or rarely catch at home.
|Brown-veined Wainscot (Archanara dissolute)|
|Wainscot Veneer aka Reed Veneer (Chilo phragmitella)|
|Silky Wainscot (Chilodes maritimus)|
Typical form left and form 'wismariensis' right.
|Pale Prominent (Pterostoma palpina).|
This species has amazing camouflage and looks like a fragment of dead wood.
It is one species that appears to be expanding its range northwards.
|Oblique Carpet (Orthonama vittata)|
I had to photograph this species in a plastic pot hence the less than sharp photo.
|adult Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)|
|juvenile Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)|
|juvenile Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)|
|Blackfly (simulium spp?)|
Ringing totals for 10/08/13 with retraps in brackets.
Reed Warbler 19 (1)
Sedge Warbler 8 (1)
Reed Bunting 6
Willow Warbler 10
Willow Tit 2
Blue Tit (1)
Sand Martin 25