Bold Moss

I decided to go to Bold Moss this afternoon to look for the daytime flying moth Orange Underwing and any other bits of wildlife there might be. In my passed experience with this moth, I've found that it's best to look for it around 1pm onwards on sunny, calm afternoons, from March to April, were with patience you can see them flitting around the tops of Birch trees. They are around the size of a Gatekeeper butterfly and with luck you can get them sat on the branches of the birches. If you have a pair of binoculars you can get good views of them on the trees, and occasionally on the ground. All round it was a good afternoon.
 
Little Grebe 2
Great Crested Grebe 2
Buzzard
Reed Bunting 1
Orange Underwing 15
Brimstone Butterfly 1
Peacock 3
Small Tortoiseshell 1
7 Spot Ladybird 43
Common Frog 50+
Primrose lots
 
RayB

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  1. It's always great to see the Orange Underwings back. I usually see them in small numbers around the birches along the stream at Eccleston Mere, but I've so far not been there at the right time of day to look.

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