Thursday, January 19, 2006

In the garden

Very mild this evening, though with just a hint of a fresh breeze (we are rather exposed here), anyway decided to stick the moth lamp on for a couple of hours and trapped this Mottled Umber in the early evening. Another commonly occuring moth in the mid winter months, this is again a first for me, though I was disappointed when I did not record it toward the end of last year. An interesting point about most of these winter occuring moths is that the females are wingless, so all the flying ones are males.

Mottled Umber

Not to be out done, the Barn Owl was hunting a little earlier tonight and I managed to catch it on video again, quartering the meadows. Will have to try and dgiscope it one evening.

Barn Owl

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