While I have not been out birding as much I have been running a moth trap in the garden each night since the beginning of the month. I haven't mentioned this in previous posts as there has not been much to report so far this spring. Catches have been fairly small which is to be expected with temperatures often dropping to around freezing and variety has been largely limited to the 3 usual suspects for this time of year - Common Quaker, Hebrew Character and Clouded Drab.
|Left to right - Common Quaker, Hebrew Character and Clouded Drab.|
|Oak Beauty and beauty it is.|
|Clouded Drab. This species is very variable and darker forms like the example in the first image are more common in my garden.|