Felt cold to come home from Turkey for me, but obviously cold for moths too as numbers have been subdued in the last week as night-time temps have dropped into single figures. Still managed a new one, and a wetland species at that, which are generally few and far between in my garden given the lack of suitable water within the vicinity.
Bulrush Wainscot (female) - new for garden 18th August
Been away for a couple of weeks but thanks to gendet by Andy Banthorpe I have added two moths to the garden list without being in the UK. A pug that was worn and I could not recognise from 22nd June turned out to be a Sloe Pug and the suspected Small Clouded Brindle from 2nd June (previously illustrated on blog) has been confirmed. Beating these however is this large beauty found on the walls of my short term residence, a villa in Turkey, last week.
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.