Snowy Swallow on December WeBS, Trail Cam Report & Back from the Brink

December WeBS

  I must confess that it wasn’t easy getting out today but it really was worth the effort. Before we’d even left the car park at 10:00am the increasingly regular Great White Egret floated over the bridge and upstream towards the reserve. The car park feeders were as expected rather busy with 2 Willow Tits being the highlight. Whilst the surrounding cotoneasters were dripping with Redwings and Fieldfares today and loads seeped and chacked over our heads all day.

Beehive clearing

   The pools were icier than I’d anticipated so a lot of wildfowl – mainly Mallard and Teal – had moved onto the river. The Rudd Pool meadow was supporting it’s regular flock of Linnets and Chaffinches, then Pete Forbes picked up the Brambling which has been hanging around, even roosting in Keyhole Scrape with the Reed Buntings. Ladywalk looks superb in it’s wintry coat and nothing looks better now than a flock of Bullfinches in snow-covered hawthorns! Lars Jonsson’s book Winter Birds captures it perfectly.

  Ladywalk has felt a bit like a zoo lately with high counts of Mandarins (though no sign today), our now resident Fulvous Whistling Ducks with their peculiar calls and today a noisy troop of 9 Egyptian Geese. In contrast the numbers of proper ducks have been down. Only 3 Goosander today and 22 Shoveler, whilst the Wigeon had mostly deserted to larger sites, down to 28. Despite being largely frozen there was no sign of the Bittern. It hasn’t been seen since the 24th November and you wonder if he is still here.

Frozen Main Pool

  With my mind set on finding winter duck and Bitterns moved by the weather, it was quite surreal to come out of Bittern Hide and see a Swallow skimming across the water and then perching amongst the snowy banks of the Tame! Steve Cawthray saw him later roost under the eaves of Bittern Hide. Let’s hope he has the good sense to move south before he pegs it. More predictably, the Barn Owl looked very content in his Kestrel box, viewable from B Hide.

Species List; 

Mute Swan 21, Canada Goose 34, Egyptian Goose 9, Fulvous Whistling Duck 4, Mallard 174, Gadwall 97, Shoveler 22, Wigeon 28, Teal 106, Tufted Duck 29, Goosander 3, Little Grebe 10, Cormorant 19, Little Egret 1, Great White Egret 1, Grey Heron 8, Water Rail 3, Moorhen 29, Coot 204, Lapwing 72, Snipe 8, Black-headed Gull 101.

Trail Cams Update

  Since September this year, WMBC members Anthony Butcher & Elaine Vincent have been surveying the reserve’s mammals. They’ve done a fantastic and very thorough job of monitoring the animals movements so far. Click the link below for a nice summary and photo highlights.

Mammal Trail Cam Report

Back from the Brink

  You may have seen on our Twitter page news of the Back from the Brink project. This joint venture between a host of British wildlife charities aims to secure the future of British wildlife on the brink of extinction. Back from the Brink involves 20 different projects, preserving species as diverse as Grey Long-eared Bats, Ladybird Spiders and Cornish Path Moss as well as specific habitats.

  Here at Ladywalk we are privileged to be hosts to the declining Willow Tits, project number 20. Numbers here have declined from a high of 9 pairs, to just one confirmed breeding record this year and 3 noted on the feeders today. We are doing better though than most and we have a chance to preserve this species on our reserve. We are in contact with the project manager and await info on how we can play a part in the project. In the meantime we are putting up specialist Willow Tit nest boxes out on the reserve at the next work party. If you’d like to be a part of this, please contact us through the blog or twitter. To find out more about Back from the Brink, explore here.

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November WeBS

Species List;

Mute Swan 29, Canada Goose 13, Mallard 167, Gadwall 166, Shoveler 24, Wigeon 188, Teal 56, Tufted Duck 47, Pochard 6, Goosander 4, Little Grebe 13, Great Crested Grebe 1, Cormorant 151, Grey Heron 3, Water Rail 3, Moorhen 26, Coot 239, Lapwing 68, Snipe 1, Black-headed Gull 108, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Fulvous Whistling Duck 4.

Stonechat in willows behind Bittern Hide.

Conservation Review (Autumn)

  It’s been an incredibly busy and productive autumn for the team at Ladywalk. The work undertaken has been extensive and ambitious and it’s exciting to see what positive results will come from all this hard work.  We’d just like to share with you what’s been going on in some detail and explain some of the changes to the reserve and what we are hoping to achieve.
  Firstly, all the work at B pools has been completed. The goals were to reduce vegetation on the island and further discourage predators to the area. So with that in mind, 3 inlets were created so that water could spill more easily over the island during winter. The theory is that this will do a better job of drowning the vegetation and leaving it barer in the spring for migrant and nesting waders.
  That brings us to the second problem – foxes. Countless times this year the resident foxes have been noted on the causeway and island, especially on the spring all-dayer in May when a fox was seen to scour the whole area methodically for eggs and baby birds. Ground nesting birds just haven’t got a chance at the moment. So we’ve made an effort to widen and deepen the ditches around the island to discourage them but this needs to be coupled with some sort of predator-proof fence for full protection, which is being looked into.
  Further work at B pools included exposing areas of natural, healthy mud for the wildfowl and waders whilst leaving the nutrient poor PFA areas as meadows and reed which will do nicely for Snipe and Lapwing. As usual some lovely corridors have been sliced through the reedbeds at B and also around the sluice in the main reedbed ready for an obliging Bittern to skulk around in.
  Moving on then to the New Bay area where plenty has happened. One of the larger islands furthest north has been cleared and levelled which I can tell you wasn’t much fun but it should prove attractive to waders, ducks, gulls and terns and hopefully be left alone by the Cormorants as it’s furthest away from their roost site. The mainland closest to the island was also being overrun with large willows, which have now been coppiced.
  If you’ve visited recently you will have definitely noticed the deep moat running all the way around the base of the hill at Riverwalk Hide. This is really going to help with letting lots more water into New Bay (which has been drying up more often lately) whilst also forming another line of defence against predators. Some huge clumps of nettles and Himalayan Balsam were beginning to form in the bay, so they’ve been ripped out, widening the bay in the process.
  Whilst we were there, we thought we’d dig some test pools to see the state of the soil in that area. It’s an area of the reserve that was less affected by deposits of PFA and the test pools show the soil to be rich and silty with a solid, clay base – perfect. The pools have already hosted a Great White Egret,  so it will be interesting to see what else finds the pools to it’s liking. Plus all that excavated soil has been put to good use to create a bund between the bay and the footpath to reduce disturbance.
  Perhaps the most dramatic changes have occurred around Hide A and Rudd Pool. The view from Rudd Hide is so much better. Rudd Pool had been suffering, being very much enclosed and appearing to have limited value to birds and other wildlife. Plus any waterbirds flying north along the river valley encountered Rudd Pool first and were perhaps discouraged to cut across the reserve because of the extensive woodland there. With that in mind, the area has really been opened up, with large chunks of young woodland having been felled or layered to welcome birds in.
  As well as that, the causeway between Main and Rudd Pools has been flattened, creating some lovely, muddy edges and greatly improving visibility from Rudd Hide as well as creating a new angle for viewing the islands on Main Pool. There are plans to further widen Rudd Pool in the future but we look forward to seeing what visible impact all the work done so far has on the wildlife.
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Panorama of the Rudd/Main Pool causeway

  There is still plenty to be done though, mainly in front of the new Hide A. As you may know, the new hide has been positioned on a different angle, faced out more to Main and Rudd Pools so that views from the hide have more scope and interest. Excitingly, the plan is to connect the Keyhole Scrape with the expanding reedbed on the nearside of Main Pool by a series of ditches and channels (see diagram below). We can’t dig deep though as it is mainly PFA and poor, though it will be nice to join the areas. Hopefully the result will connect similar habitats, make more homes for Snipe and Bittern and form a barrier to the marsh and further discourage predators from disturbing ground-nesting birds.
  So that is that. A very successful autumn, we look forward to what the winter brings. Hopefully plenty of Bitterns, owls and huge numbers of wildfowl. If you feel inspired to get involved and contribute to your reserve, please contact us through the blog or on twitter.

Weekend WeBS & October Mothing

   Wildfowl numbers continue to build but slowly with only 31 Shoveler amongst the throngs of Mallard and Gadwall. Rotavating the edges of the marsh and main pool really seems to have had a positive effect with 60 Lapwing probing the mud amongst the 300 or so Black-headed Gulls. Pleasing to see some results from our hard work. 

  A sprinkling of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits went over whilst there was a noticeable influx of Song Thrush on the ground. Other than that just a few Redpoll were in the sycamores along the entrance track and Siskins in Riverwalk Copse. Red Admirals, Comma, Speckled Wood and Small White are still on the wing in sunny spells plus plenty of Common Darters in the reed channels at B pools and finally a couple of Migrant Hawkers were patrolling along Riverwalk.  

WeBS List;

Mute Swan 20, Canada Goose 57, Greylag Goose 1, Mallard 145, Gadwall 146, Shoveler 31, Wigeon 50, Teal 91, Tufted Duck 43, Goosander 1, Little Grebe 11, Great Crested Grebe 1, Cormorant 44, Grey Heron 2, Water Rail 2, Moorhen 36, Coot 89, Lapwing 60, Black-headed Gull 302, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Kingfisher 2. 

   A bit of monthly mothing on Sunday night resulted in quite a colourful mix and a couple of species that were new for the year. I particularly like the Green-brindled Crescents, they’re quite variable in their amounts of green but some of them are gorgeous. Nice to see a good amount of November Moths too. 

Species List;

Green-brindled Crescent 7, Snout 1, November Moth 14, Barred Swallow 1, Pink-barred Sallow 1, Sallow 2, Lesser Yellow Underwing 1, Canary-shouldered Thorn 1, Large Wainscot 2, Red green Carpet 1, Red-line Quaker 3, Brick 1, Rosy Rustic 1, Engrailed 1, Lunar Underwing 1, Blair’s Shoulder Knot 1, Feathered Thorn 1.

40 moths of 17 species. 

September WeBS Day

  Chilly south-westerlies and cloudy skies meant shorts were a bad idea. Between 7:00 and 8:30 this morning a total of 57 Meadow Pipits battled southwards in little groups, the maximum being 10. A Yellow Wagtail flew north over Rudd Pool and may have landed on the marsh. The riverside willows and poplars were dripping with roving flocks of tits and a few crests as well as about 20-30 Chiffchaffs. The huge flocks of hirundines continue along the river too, skimming and swirling round the trees. The numbers were made up of mainly House Martins with smaller numbers of Swallows and about a dozen Sand Martins in the mix early on. All this of course attracted a Hobby and they quickly scattered.

  Out on the water, the duck numbers are slowly building up. 77 Gadwall and 53 Teal was nice to see though no Wigeon as yet and the Goosanders were absent today. Disappointingly not a single wader was to be seen, though I’m sure a few Snipe are lurking somewhere. The Kingfishers continue around B pools despite the grisly demise of their friend earlier in the week and it was good to see Little Grebes feeding chick(s) on Angling Pool this late in the year. Our crop field is coming along nicely (below), I can’t wait to see what takes advantage of this bird buffet.

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Species List;

Little Grebe 14, Cormorant 12, Little Egret 3, Grey Heron 4, Mute Swan 21, Canada Goose 101, Mallard 155, Gadwall 77, Shoveler 8, Teal 53, Tufted Duck 12, Water Rail 2, Moorhen 29, Coot 79, Black-headed Gull 13, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Kingfisher 2.

Autumn All-Dayer

  A pleasure as always to take part in the West Mids All-Dayer on a glorious Saturday in early September. The weather though perhaps became too good as the day progressed, settled and sunny weather meant passage and movement was limited.

  Early on the thick riverside mist smothered the fields and so hiding the usual Barn Owls from us, though we still managed a total of 4 Tawny Owls and later a Little at the E.ON Meadows. A promising start over Bittern Hide included about 25 Meadow Pipits, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Sand Martins and an early Siskin. Though we had to wait longer for a couple of Yellow Wags but the Swifts never appeared for us. Lesser Whitethroats were to be had up by the car park and the Hobby briefly appeared around midday after being absent on Friday.

  Out on the pools it was encouraging to see a pair of Water Rails with chicks at B pools. Adding this sighting to the records of broods in New Bay, Keyhole and North Pool Sluice suggests 3 or 4 breeding pairs this year, a brilliant breeding season for the species. Small numbers of most duck were present but no sign of any of the Wigeon seen earlier in the week. Ladywalk as always was lacking in wader variety, just the usual Lapwing, 4 Snipe unusually in Keyhole Scrape with single Green and Common Sands floating around.

   As for the gaps in our list, Garden Warbler was a bit of a shocker whilst our breeding Great Crested Grebes have inconsiderately left us. Yellowhammer, Skylark and Red-legged Partridge will hopefully become more reliable as we sow and develop our arable crop patches along the river. 

  Thanks go to the team, Pete Sofley, Steve Cawthray, John Allton, Pete Lichfield, Ken Bentley, Ben Eaton and Kevin Whiston.

Species List;

Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Pheasant, Water Rail, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Siskin, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.

84 species

Missed species;

Yellowhammer, Garden Warbler, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Barn Owl, Skylark, Cuckoo, Swift, Common Tern, Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Wigeon, Shelduck, Great Crested Grebe.

August Mothing

  A slightly disappointing Monday night on the reserve considering that it’s August, though still 14 new species for the year. Encouraging to catch another couple of the scarce Angle-striped Sallows plus good numbers of Pebble Hook-tips and some smart Wainscots. Nice to see something different clinging to the side of the box, a curious looking species of leafhopper called Ledra aurita which looks like it’s got ears, picture below.

Species List;

Green Carpet 6, Willow Beauty 1, Pebble Prominent 1, Swallow Prominent 3, Lesser Swallow Prominent 1, Iron Prominent 1, Engrailed 4, Common Wave 3, Common White Wave 3, Mother of Pearl 5, Dingy Shell 3, Large Yellow Underwing 57, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1, Polar Hawkmoth 1, Bird Cherry Ermine 1, Brimstone 12, Flame Shoulder 5, Rosy Rustic 2, Square-spot Rustic 7, Double-striped Pug 1, Small Square-spot 1, Brown House Moth 1, Apotomis turbidana 1, Six-striped Rustic 1, Clouded Border 3, Pebble Hook-tip 9, Canary-shouldered Thorn 10, Angle-striped Sallow 2, Latticed Heath 1, Straw Dot 9, Gold Spot 2, Snout 1, Vine’s Rustic 1, Grey/Dark Dagger 1, Chevron 1, Shaded Broad-bar 1, Common Wainscot 2, Bulrush Wainscot 1, Small China-mark 4, Catoptria falsella 1.

171 moths of 40 species, year total now 164 species.

New Bay Work Day (plus cake & caterpillars)

 Another busy day down the reserve on Monday. First on the agenda was the heavy work of island clearance on Main Pool. Several were cleared with brushcutters, whilst one small island was re-profiled with picks and mattocks to make it more attractive to waders, hopefully to both breeding and migrant birds. Maybe as well this one won’t be swamped with Cormorants as it’s further away from the colony.

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Island clearance and profiling on Main Pool

   Lunch was needed after that, with the time spent out on the marsh scoffing Victoria sponge. Though some of the meadow flowers had faded away, the Water Mint was still dishing out the nectar for the butterflies. Plenty of Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshells and Meadow Browns danced around with small numbers of Gatekeepers but only one Common Blue seen which is concerning. It’s also a shame that the meadow isn’t accessible  all of the time as it really was alive with insects on Monday. Out on the water, good numbers of Brown Hawkers and Black-tailed Skimmers patrolled the muddy edges.

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Peacock basking on a bed of Water Mint, Purple Loosestrife and Meadowsweet

  After lunch a few volunteers continued to clear and manage the ditches of invasive weeds along the boundary of the reserve to encourage Water Voles with help from Tame Valley Wetlands. Good news is that the rust fungus employed to slow down the Himalayan Balsam appears to be working but more about that in a future blog post.

 The rest of the team started work on the New Bay area which is getting rather overgrown. The bay used to be connected to the Main Pool by a good strip of open water or exposed mud but now is swamped with vegetation meaning invisible Snipe and less feeding areas for migrant Green Sands. So cutting some wide channels with the reed cutter and mowing down the encroaching reed and balsam should hopefully open it up a bit for water birds. At the far end, the small willows in the bay were encroaching on the marsh and drying it out so were took down to the ground. Unfortunately in the process, we felled the home of a huge, juicy, luminous green caterpillar instantly recognisable as a hawkmoth larva! An absolute beast of an insect, the white stripes and spiky blue tail pointed to it being a beautiful Eyed Hawkmoth, a great find.

  Other highlights from the day included a juvenile Cuckoo skirting past Riverwalk Hide, a Yellow Wagtail on the marsh early in the morning, a single Red-legged Partridge running for it’s life around the main gates and later the car park as well as new broods of Tufted Duck (7) and Little Grebe (2).

  Thanks go to all involved on Monday, we got plenty done but there’s still loads of work scheduled in for the summer weeks. So if you can volunteer, we would love to hear from you, there will be cake. Just contact us through the blog.

 On to the moths. The weather overnight hadn’t been great, rather gusty winds and showers through the night meant that we weren’t particularly optimistic. We’d decided to try out a different position and sited a box on the path below the line of poplars. Appropriately the box was full of Poplar Hawkmoths and head warden Pete was on hand to show off the impressive haul of 7 in one box! Species diversity was low but good numbers of several species were had, as well as 3 lovely Gold Spots being new for the year. Undoubtedly the highlight though, was the appearance of 2 Angle-striped Sallows, one in each trap. As far as we are aware this a new species for the reserve and is a Nationally Scarce B species with two well separated populations, one in the Spey Valley and Great Glen of Scotland and the other stretching from the Welsh Marches across the Midlands to Lincolnshire. So this is fantastic news that Ladywalk seems to be a refuge for them.

Species List;

Canary-shouldered Thorn 18, Coxcomb Prominent 4, Swallow Prominent 5, Light Brown Apple Moth 2, Brimstone 1, Bordered Beauty 1, Carcina quercana 1, Poplar Hawkmoth 9, Mother-of-Pearl 12, Acrobasis advenella 3, Straw Dot 6, Blastobasis adustella 1, Single-dotted Wave 1, Riband Wave 2, Common Rustic 11, Angle-striped Sallow 2, Large Yellow Underwing 4, Chequered Fruit Tortrix 2, Oegoconia sp. 1, Ypsolopha parenthesella 1, Catoptria pinella 1, Brown House Moth 2, Flame Shoulder 4, Brown China-mark 1, Clouded Border 2, Pale Prominent 2, Iron Prominent 1, Chevron 1, Straw Underwing 1, Blood-vein 3, Gold Spot 3, Lesser Yellow Underwing 1, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2, Pebble Hook-tip 1.

116 moths of 34 species.

July Mothing & Orchid Walk

   The diversity is peaking now and there were a few surprises in the traps on Saturday morning. The highlight was probably the Lesser-spotted Pinion, a species which appears to be new to the reserve and feeds exclusively on elm species but we’re not sure of the whereabouts of any elms on the reserve as yet…The Brown-tail was a first for us too and an unexpected catch possibly up here in the midlands. The reserve’s moth records are patchy at best so we are definitely starting to fill the gaps, firstly a lovely, lilac-tinted Campion and 4 striking Phoenix. About 140 moth species have been recorded on the reserve so far this year from just one visit each month since March and there’s still plenty of time to go. A year list will go up on the records page shortly and I’ll start to tackle the entire reserve list after that. As for pretty moths, the Bordered Beauties were stunning, there were a good number of Canary-shouldered Thorns,  two beautiful Buff Arches and a few small but smart Carcina quercana.

   Moving on from moths, this Wednesday there is a guided Orchid Walk led by Tame Valley Wetlands taking place at the reserve from 10:00 – 12:30. Marsh Helleborines of the rare ochroleuca variety are the reserve’s speciality and swathes of them flower in the woodland clearings near the new B Hide. Hopefully other marsh orchids will be on show too and the marsh at the moment is an explosion of colour from Purple Loosestrife, Meadowsweet, Water Mint and Forget-me-nots so you will not be disappointed. Click the link to learn more. Orchid Walk Tickets

Species List;

Carcina quercana 3, Buff Arches 2, Pebble Hook-tip 2, Dingy Footman 21, Scarce Footman 2, Common Footman 2, Dun-bar 2, Clouded Border 9, Mother-of-Pearl 11, Sandy Carpet 1, Canary-shouldered Thorn 7, Early Thorn 2, Elephant Hawk Moth 1, White-shouldered House Moth 3, Pale Prominent 6, Small Dotted Wave 1, Cream Wave 1, Riband Wave 2,  Small Fan-footed Wave 5, Common Wave 1, Willow Beauty 1, Large Yellow Underwing 25, Lesser Yellow Underwing 1, Copper Underwing 1, Bird Cherry Ermine 3, Engrailed 1, Bordered Beauty 2, Silver Y 3, Double Square-spot 4, A. goedartella 1, Anacampsis sp. 1, Swallow Prominent 2, Lesser-spotted Pinion 1, Small Scallop 1, Blastobasis 1, Grass Moth 5, Small Dotted Buff 2, Rustic 8, Common Rustic 1, Ruby Tiger 1, Browntail 1, White Satin 1, Campion 1, Heart and Dart 1, Smoky Wainscot 20, Silky Wainscot 3, Obscure Wainscot 1, Flame Shoulder 1, Buff-tip 1, Bright-line Brown-eye 1, July Highflyer 3, Acleris hastiana 1, Phoenix 4, Crassa unitella 1, Brimstone 1, Dark Arches 1, Clay 2, Drinker 1, Straw Dot 1, Wax Moth 1, Eudonia delunella 1.

197 moths of 61 species

 

June Mothfest

   A stunning weekend for mothing. The traps dripping with life as we headed down in the morning. Plenty decorating the outside of the box at this time of year, seeking shelter on the box and the egg cartons leaning against it or just lazily flopped over the surrounding  white sheets. The first trap as usual was placed behind Sainsbury’s Hide whilst the second for a change was placed in the clearings towards B, close to the beehives. The Sainsbury’s box was the clear winner in both species diversity and numbers, which was a touch surprising. As careful as we were, a mini explosion of moths escaped our clutches but nothing too exciting. Of note was that not a single hawk moth was caught but to be honest, they was so much diversity that they weren’t really missed this time. The Drinkers were fantastic, so too was the Beautiful Golden Y as well as the pristine Emeralds and Burnished Brass lighting up like jewels in the boxes.

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A beautiful selection

Species List;

1 Brimstone, 8 Riband Wave, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 4 Common White Wave, 4 Light Emerald, 3 Marbled Minor agg., 1 Green Pug, 19 Clouded Border, 2 Buff-tip, 5 Bloodvein, 2 Peach Blossom, 2 Variegated Golden Tortrix, 1 Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix, 4 Dark Arches, 4 July Highflyer, 3 Swallow Prominent, 1 Burnished Brass, 2 Beautiful Hook-tip, 3 Peppered Moth, 1 Cabbage Moth, 2 Engrailed, 1 Buff Ermine, 1 Bee Moth, 2 Small Dusty Wave, 1 Small Magpie, 1 Spectacle, 7 Middle Barred Minor, 1 Shoulder-striped Wainscot, 4 Common Emerald, 5 Brown Rustic, 1 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 1 Hamana agapeta, 5 Snout, 1 V Moth, 1 Short Cloaked, 5 Marbled White Spot, 1 Bright-line Brown-eye, 3 Willow Beauty, 1 Silver Ground Carpet, 1 The Flame, 1 Fanfoot, 4 E. bilunana, 1 Small Yellow Wave, 2 Heart & Dart, 1 Light Arches, 2 Straw Dot, 1 Beautiful Golden Y, 2 Drinker, 2 Light Brown Apple Moth, 12 Common Wainscot, 1 Bramble Shoot, 2 Mottled Rustic, 1 Chilo phragmitella, 1 Anania coronata.

154 moths of 54 species (plus many escapees and a few unknowns)