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Saturday, July 6th 2013

Welcome Home!  The team from Cape Wrath arrived home this evening.   Although the weather has not been kind to them they have achieved a lot and have ringed over 700 birds.  All the information, like the data from Foxglove, is sent to the BTO.  

It was still very windy today but the sun shone and it was warm.  Unfortunately this meant that the insects were really active and sitting still was not an option!  The  moth trap was set overnight and when emptied, moths flew out very quickly in all directions.  On Wednesday morning we caught a Ruby Tiger. This morning a very old Oak or Northern Eggar was caught.  There seems to be difficulty in separating the two species, so a photograph will be sent to Dr Fletcher, the moth recorder for VC65.  The photographs taken of both species were not very good.  However this tiny micro-moth, as yet unidentified, sat very still.

Tiny micro moth

Bumble bees were making the most of the sunshine and were seen in great numbers on Marsh Cinquefoil.

Marsh Cinquefoil and bumble bees

The butterfly survey was carried out this afternoon and Common Blue, Speckled Wood and Ringlet were amongst those recorded. 


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