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Mon 31st May 2010

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 2:55 PM

birds : As of this weekend, my bins no longer reside round my neck during our walks, but are snug inside my shoulder bag, which indicates that I believe spring migration is over. A lone Wheatear at Fort Doyle yesterday was the only migrant of note.

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moths : Spring half-term is usually when I start to trap moths in earnest but this year I have been too busy so far. Saturday we had a family wedding to attend, with the reception in Herm. I managed to nick away for a few minutes and recorded my first Rush Veneer for the year and found a couple of larva on a nearby Blackthorn bush (see below).

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Yellow-tail larva & Coleophora anatipennella case, Herm

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Nettle-tap Moth in my garden - this small day-flying moth is ubiquitous around nettles and pellitory

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Corizus hyoscyami, Lihou Headland - not a moth but a nice distinctive bug

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nonsense : Again, I have been doing a bit of cake decoration - I think I may become professional.

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Mum & Dad on the beach with the kids

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finally, an excellent video by OK Go!

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