Oct 212006
Moth Trapping on St. Agnes 2006 - 14th - 21st Oct 2006

The Isles of Scilly are recognised as one of the best places in Great Britain for recording migrant moths and in 2006 it was one of the best years on record. A permanent Moth Recording Station has been located at the Longstones Cafe now for a number of years and Mick Scott is trapping almost continuously during the […]

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Oct 182006
A new moth species for Britain - Trapped - St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly - October 18th 2006

Mick Scott trapped a Pyralid species at Longstone’s, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly on 18th October 2006. He initially thought that it was a Grass Webworm species – possibly Herpetogramma centrostrigalis or licarsisalis (1406, 1406a), however the group are notoriously difficult to identify and therefore caution was required as to a positive ID. The species licarsisalis had been recorded […]

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Sep 182006
Glossy Ibis - First in Derbyshire since 1923 - 18th September 2006

An ibis species was flushed from Nadin’s flash on the morning of 17th September 2006 by a local birder. However it was unfortunately not confidently identified and was put out on the Pager Network as a possible Glossy Ibis. (Puna Ibis had not been eliminated). The bird flew off strongly to the North and was not seen again […]

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