Interesting selection this morning, 38/19. NFY were Figure of Eighty, White Ermine, Pyrausta aurata and Clepsis consimilana.
A little unsure about what looks like the tiny micro Glyphipterix fuscoviridella - it is described as a calcareous grassland species so my urban garden seems a bit off...
Almost doubled my best catch of the year today, with 41 moths of 14 species. NFY were a Small Ranunculus, Mottled Pug (2) and what I will call Tawny Marbled Minor. 13 Heart+Darts, 5 Garden Carpets and 5 Common Pugs made up the bulk of the catch.
Almost my best catch of the year this morning, with 21 moths of 11 species. Five new for the year = Epiblema foenella (a very smart micro and only my 2nd here , the first in 2006), Foxglove Pug, Clouded Silver, Willow Beauty and Middle-barred Minor.
It irritates me when programmes such as this deliberately fiddle with things so you are not seeing what you think you are. The actual footage shown was not entirely where they were filming, but only a Rutland Water regular would know.
Later in the evening Springwatch was more obviously trying...
A rather disappointing catch after what I thought would be a good night. Still, my largest catch so far this year at 22 of 12, with six NFY:
Heart and Dart
The first time I have ever been up early enough to start the thread!
A warm but clear night here in Leicestershire yielded just nine moths of nine species but NFY were Yellow-barred Brindle, Pale Tussock and Small Magpie.
At last.........two decentish nights.
Yesterday I had only my third, and earliest-ever, Orange Footman in a catch of 8 moths/7 species.
The today 16 moths/11 species included my second-ever Seraphim, a least Black Arches and a Spruce Carpet. Also a Flame Shoulder, a species I never caught at all...
It will be interesting to see how much influence the HBW/Birdlife way of thinking has affected the Cornell/Clements stance, especially as the IOC is rapidly accepting many of the HBW splits. The three lists may be a lot more similar by the autumn.