With the forecast showning overnight temperatures as kissing 'zero' once again we decided to ignor the advice and flashed up the Moth Traps at about 21:00 as has become usual. Early morning and there was something of an avian Eurovision Song Contest between a subdued
Unsurprisingly, we were blessed with no more than our second of the year
encouraging an early decission not to flash the traps up on the night!
A grey, grey morning followed with nothing new to report but by noon and after the sarnie and coffee it looked every bit as if Spring had Spring. If nothing else and a warm feel to the afternoon it was going to at least worth another try for daytime flying Moths, particularly Common Heath and the overlooked ritual of turning the Sunday
Under the very first tin a
A keen eye, or as keen as it gets,
which give Sand Lizard's a perfect sunbathing spot we will be on alert.
The second cover also produced and this time an already surfaced
Still determined to find our 'flying prize' as the scene got progresively darker, we were expecting rain but not this lot
It disappeared as quickly as it had arrived but nevertheless we still could not resist flashing up all Moth Traps