Friday, 9 October 2015

Silver Y

I was reminded, after posting the Dark Sword-grass below,  as I walked across a set-aside field on Screetham Lane that the Silver Y is, by a long margin, our commonest immigrant moth. There were dozens of them this afternoon feeding on the remaining thistle flowers.
Whilst large numbers do cross the North Sea and English Channel each summer they do breed here, which augments the migrant population.
Several groups of Redwing around the moor, one party had a Ring Ousel with them which the Redwing appeared to be trying to chase away. A juvenile Stonechat near the Triangle.
Silver Y

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