SWIFTS.

14 Ghost Moth (female), North Dean wood, June 27th 05. A field observation inside a hollow tree trunk.

18 Map-winged Swift, one of several to MV light, Blake Dean, June 7th 08. Photographed on site.

18 Map-winged Swift, Skircoat Green cutting, June 29th 2010. Captured by day and my only record away from MV light.

Two of Calderdale's finest - Andy Cockroft and Brian Leecy setting up for a night's mothing at Blake Dean, June 7th 08.

And the light in action. The weather was so muggy that it proved not only very attractive to moths but midges also, thousands of them. In fact the black patch under the light is made up of dead midges that flew in to the light, got zapped and dropped on to the sheet. Aside from the countless bites I awoke the next morning to find three dead ones in my left eyelid such were their density of numbers!

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