A few other bits and bobs. 

Best moth per se was Small Eggar. Dave Farrow found three larval webs in a hedge near Arminghall, south of Norwich. He didn't know what they were, but his photo was enough to send me scuttling down there. In the field I counted 21, 78 and 61 caterpillars as minima, but (from photos) have subsequently others inside the webs. This is a really exciting find of a rapidly declining moth. 


James Lowen 

A few other interesting garden moths included a dark form of Grey/Dark Dagger agg. and a dark form of Clouded-bordered Brindle - neither of which I have seen before.

Best 'garden' moth of the week was also worst moth of the week: Case-bearing Clothes Moth in our bedroom. A full-on house tick too, at least in adult form: the little chompers have demonstrated their presence in other ways. 


17 May 2020 Egged on

The past week has been pretty chilly, so mothing opportunities have been limited. In fact, everything bar Water-Vole-and-Shrew opportunities have been pretty limited. Bird of the week was this fresh-in, utterly knackered Cockatiel. A full-on house tick. Get in.