Sunday, 12 September 2010

Simon's life "begins" and moths get autumnal

September 11th is a big day for Simon, but 11/9/10 was a particularly big one - 40! Duly celebrated with a Hampshire first at dawn in Gosport (an excellent female Daurian Shrike), and more traditionally with a slap up lunch and an amazing Julia-made carrot cake, and followed up with a beautiful walk in Redshoot Wood, complete with Ceps and Shaggy Inkcaps, which got eaten for tea! Yum....

A Green Sandpiper over the garden was the "megafauna" highlight, but some good moth traps in recent days have turned up lots of new species for the garden, and several lifers for us both:

Dusky Thorn

The Sallow

Red Underwing

Frosted Orange

Oak Lutestring

Feathered Gothic

Centre-barred Sallow

Bulrush Wainscot

Autumnal Rustic

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