Moths, Chasers, Views and Birds!

Wednesday, June 27th 2018

There was a good catch in the moth trap and the moth team, including Lewis and Vienna, the Works Experience people, helped to ID the moths.  Catching the moths was an interesting exercise and Lewis's height was much appreciated as the moths were very active and escaped into the ringing room, landing on the ceiling and light fittings!  With many exclamations they were all retrieved!

The  moth below was one that we said 'oh yes we know except we don't know its name!'  A lot of help, but we eventually tracked it down as a Clouded-bordered Brindle.

Clouded-bordered Brindle

Next was the flower walk but we were waylaid looking for Broad-bodied Chasers, which we found in plenty.  Not brilliant, as it is difficult to get them to sit just where you want them to, this is a female Broad-bodied Chaser.

Female Broad-bodied Chaser

And of course they don't sit still for long!

Female Broad-bodied Chaser just taking off!

Up in Cape Wrath they were also chaser spotting and a very tentative ID of this chaser is a Four-spotted Chaser.

Possible Four-spotted Chaser

There were blue skies in the North today.  This is a view across Durness Loch.

Durness Loch

Kervaig Bay where the team were busy ringing Common Sandpipers, Ringed Plovers, Pied Wagtails and Mipits or to give them their correct, full title, Meadow Pipits. One day we may catch one ringed in the North when we set the nets at the Crater!

Kervaig Bay

This Red Throated Diver was feeding her chick.

Red Throated Diver and chick

PS - I mentioned on the blog on Monday that it was not quite as warm in Cape Wrath as it is down here, but the forecast for Thursday is temperatures of 23 centigrade, so possibly they may be able to remove their coats!  This is most unusual for so far north.

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