A great weekend in Tywyn was had by all. Some “Mothyn”, “Walkyn”, “Lazyn” on the Beach “Sunyn” and “Eatyn” – Superb. Here’s the results.
First the Moth Trap – Overnight on 30th July – Garden Trap using a 125watt Blended Bulb – 40 species – 70 moths – Highlights apart from photos below – Magpie Moth; Yellow-tail; Oak Hook-tip; Crescent Dart; Dingy Footman; Buff Footman; Rosy Footman (dead); Silver Y; Gothic; Caloptilia rufipennella; Endotricha flammealis; Garden Pebble; Mother of Pearl; Anania coronata; Udea prunalis; Acrobasis advenella.
Crescent Dart – A local species found on the west coast – A new moth for me and the best of the catch – Tywyn – Tony Davison©
Rosy Footman – The biggest disappointment was to find this dead at the bottom of the trap box. Either killed by one of the many wasps or by touching the bulb on entry.
Caloptilia rufipennella – Above 2 images – Another new moth species for me – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common micro on Sycamore
Honeysuckle Moth – Ypsolopha dentella – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – Common in gardens and woodland where there is Honeysuckle.
Acrobasis advenella – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common micro moth favouring Hawthorn
Acleris forrskaleana – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common micro moth found on Sycamore in hedges, gardens and woodland – Unmistakeable
Rush Veneer – Nomophila noctuella – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common migrant throughout the British Isles, can often be abundant
Oak Hook-tip – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common macro moth found on oak – this is likely a female due to the large size.
Dingy Footman – Above 2 images – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common macro moth – often described as looking like a melon pip
Dun-bar – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common macro moth found anywhere where there are trees and shrubs
Silver Y – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – Six were in the trap – A common to abundant breeding migrant that flies by day and night
Tywyn Seascapes – Above 6 images – Friday evening 30th July 2016 and a wonderful sunset over the Lleyn Peninsula – Tony Davison© – Taken with a Sony Cyber-shot
“Steve” our friendly Herring Gull – feeds out of your hand and even comes into the lounge for a wander round – Tony Davison© – The Badgers bowl is empty..
Ready for the Big RSPB Wild Sleepout Weekend. – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – What a great weekend for the kids
Sunday Dinner – Weekend finished off with a fabulous dinner at the Cross Foxes, Bala. Many thanks to Sue, Nick, Molly, Sam and Josh