Starlings and sallow

Brenda writes: “Numbers in the trap were further reduced to 95 today and I was beating off some very determined wasps. The trap will be off for a week from tomorrow, so no more easy meals!

There was one new moth today, a centre-barred sallow, so very beautiful.

centre-barred sallow

As I dotted back and forth between the parishes today I was seeing flowers in their second flowering period. There’s lots of fresh white deadnettle, groundsel and petty spurge around. As I headed down to the church there were starlings gathering on top of the church tower, still visible above the scaffolding.”

The church tower of St Nicholas with scaffolding and starlings

New species for August 27th:
Moths: centre-barred sallow

Birds = 215
Moths = 218
Wildflowers = 271