A second garden tick for the year and closely related but much rarer than the first (Pale Pinion), this Tawny Pinio was a real surprise on an otherwise quiet night in the trap. To my knowledge, only three other's caught in VC30 since 2006, all from the Matt's efforts at Upper Caldecotte.
Tawny Pinion, 24th April
Other recent more interesting species trapped include:
Streamer - one of my favourites in the spring due to its purple tones, a handful trapped every year
Herald - first spring record, previous only in July 2013
Powdered Quaker - a couple every year, usually appearing after the other quakers have started to diminish in 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.