Monday, 19 September 2011

Dorchester WeBS Count - September

Monday 19 September 2011

1828 individuals of 20 species, highlights being Common sandpiper, 8 Egyption geese, 13 Little Grebe and large numbers of Canada Geese (402), Greylags (164) and Coot (804). Biggest Coot count since January 2009.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Squash x 16

Thursday 15 September 2011

Any suggestions for a collective noun for Squash bugs? 13 counted on a dock with another 3 on adjacent nettles.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


14 September 2011
 As predicted not exactly a full trap but 27 individuals of 14 species. some of the nicest ones pictures here.
Rosy Rustic
Lunar Underwing
Copper Underwing spp.
Burnished Brass
Bullrush Wainscott

Birds and Dragons

13 September 2011
During a walk round the cress beds this morning I was pleased to see a couple of Goldcrests, a Kingfisher and a Migrant Hawker.
The BEST picnic (indoors) in the evening with a couple of moth traps deployed together with my trail camera so we will see what we have caught.  I am not too hopeful with the wind, cold temperatures and a near full moon.