I had left the trap in the shed for the nights of 6th and 7th due to continuous drizzle for about 48 hours but decided to get it out at 11pm last night (8th) as conditions had improved and Matt B had mentioned migrants over a pint earlier in the evening. My reward was a garden first and I think 11th or 12th for the county, and an otherwise empty trap - not complaining though !
Numbers are well down now to between zero and four macros and the odd micro each night in the last week. Surprise was a total of nine Juniper Carpets with a maximum of three on one night when I already had a fourth individual in a pot. Specialities of the season though still come along to add to the year list and there are a few more still to get so I will keep the trap out when it is not intending to chuck it down. Nothing new for the garden but all of these were caught last year in single figure numbers.
I have been birding (and general nature watching) from my base in Bedfordshire since the 1990's. From June 2010 I thought it would be fun to get into the joys of mothing so started the Wychwood Moths blog to highlight some of the successes I have had from a mature garden in Wychwood Avenue just off the A6 going north out of Luton. There maybe the odd extralimital moth or other nature images from elsewhere thrown in there as well.