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Spring has sprung at last!

Well, it’s been a while since i’ve updated the blog here, the back end of winter seemed to be pretty quiet – too windy or rainy for mist netting or mothing – just had to be content with getting on with my knitting (very slowly) and i got accepted by the Uist Craft Producers so […]

Uist ringing summary – September 2010

Also the answer to the question what do House Sparrows have in common with The Borg? (You know The Borg – Star Trek, 7 of 9, “we will assimilate you” etc.). Plus moths and birding… Sadly we could’nt quite make it to a round 300 birds ringed for the month – when we think about […]

Bird news and some new moths

Well it’s been somewhat of a stressful ten days or so since the last update – ending in good news though as we’ve now exchanged contracts on Ian’s house sale and had the offer accepted on a lovely place in South Uist (a bungalow for when we are old and decrepid haha). Packing up the […]

The Hawk-moths are here!

After some fairly poor catches at the end of May when the winds were northerly and pretty cool things have finally warmed up and catches in the trap have been good for the last week. With having a small garden we don’t trap every night as we don’t want to interfere too much with the […]

ID challenges – our first week mothing

Well, our first proper night mothing on the 5th April brought us a nice catch. The night had a low of 4′C and the wind dropped to virtually nothing:- 1 Diurnea fagella, 2 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, 1 March Moth, 16 small Quaker, 16 Common Quaker, 4 Clouded Drab, 12 Hebrew Character, 1 Chestnut. Plus 1 Nut-tree Tussock was […]