Moth Traps May 25th and 27th 2022

Moth traps on the 25th and 27th produced a combined nine new species for the reserve. Grey Scalloped Bar, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Puss Moth, Middle-barred Minor, Schoenobius gigantella, Obscure Wainscot, Brown Silver-line, Mottled Pug and Eyed Hawk-moth. In four out of the last six years Grey Scalloped Bar has not been recorded by anyone anywhere inContinue reading “Moth Traps May 25th and 27th 2022”

Highlights April 2022

A frustrating run of cold northerly winds seemed to last all month slowing up the arrival of migrants and making this key sea watching period along the Solent very poor. Small groups of Eider were moving back and forth on the sea early in the month and a female Red-breasted Merganser was still around onContinue reading “Highlights April 2022”

March 12th to 19th 2022

A period of settled light southerly winds looked hopeful, the most obvious migrants were singing Chiffchaffs with at least six around the reserve. At the Sailing Club I arrived to see the male Peregrine dashing up the river. I then noticed the 2nd calendar year female on a favourite fence post below Exbury. Later theContinue reading “March 12th to 19th 2022”