While daytimes have continued to be sunny and warm over the last few days, with temperatures holding at low double figures we are using our own theory reference the Moths. In such conditions ‘cocoons’ must be splitting open in droves during the day and temperatures not dropping until midnight, it seems well worth flashing up all steaming lights, even if only for those first few hours of darkness! To emphasise the point we did catch repeats of
but with Pride of Place falling fairly and squarely with a 'first for year'
Leaning on the archive as a substitute and illustration they were in turn
but always a welcome sight on the ground.
Reverting to Botony en-route to the Heath we found clumps of
We didn't have to wait long for our expected and predicted
which are so infrequent we didn't even need to remove the other hand from the pocket
to calculate previous number sightings here!
along with another active
were welcome finds while finally a male
was captued feathering his own nest to the accompaniment of a