This post does exactly what it says on the tin. Having been in Cyprus and returning to a mountain of monitoring, cliff counts and visitor work has meant that I haven't had much time for photography recently. However I have made the leap into the world of smart phones so I have been able to record some of the daily goings on around the Farnes. The weather has been pretty wonderful since my return, and this has meant plenty of opportunity for moth trapping. Using a 15W Heath Trap in possibly the best location one of these has ever been used (see photo) we have some very pretty if not particularly rare species, and below I include my three personal highlights; Angle Shades, Buff Ermine and The Spectacle moth (showing exactly where it gets its name).
|Home sweet home. The mighty Brownsman Island|
|Angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa|
|Buff Ermine, Spilarctia luteum|
|The Spectacle, Abrostola tripartita|
|One down, one to go!|
|Very smart Black Tern|