Sunday, 2 September 2007

Missing Migrant

By this time last year I had caught well over a hundred of this small moth. The Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella, has a wing span of about 2.5-3.0 cm and is a well-known migrant, that can often be found in large numbers at coastal watch-points. Last year there were hundreds in the grassy areas at the top of the cliffs, but so far I haven't seen any while walking round.

Today we visited our ex neighbours, Matt and Pearla, who now live in Surrey. Their daughter Priscilla had managed to break her leg while ice skating so we went to see how she was doing.

I'm pleased to say she was remarkably cheerful and not at all downcast at having a leg in plaster from toes to btm. With the new school year starting tomorrow and a new school to go to I hope she copes well with the day.
Sofie, the younger daughter is growing up fast and is delightful to talk to in a mixture of English, Spanish and something somewhere in between. We had a pleasant lunch and afternoon with them and just for a surprise the M25, M26 and M20 all behaved well in both directions.

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