Friday, 9 July 2010

Trapped in the Night.

Out with the old, in with the new - the 'skinner' trap that has served me well for the last 4 years was looking a bit worse for wear, with the plywood now so warped that the perspex slides didn't fit anymore, so with the aid of a large bucket, some nuts and bolts, a piece of clear perspex and the 'Blue Peter book of moth traps', I've managed to cobble together a 'robinson' trap. Instant success - the new trap seems to be holding catches a lot better, and has produce a few Shetland goodies during the last couple of nights - a couple of Magpies and a Flame Shoulder, the Flame Shoulder being the 8th record for Shetland away from Foula (where resident) in the last 10 years (the 7th record was also in my garden last August).

The new trap.


Flame Shoulder.

Scoparia Ambigualis

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