I really am beginning to wonder where all the moths have gone!
I put out the trap last Saturday night, the 9th June, to find just two moths in the trap on Sunday morning! The temperature dropped to a minimum of 4.9 degrees centigrade so I suppose I really shouldn't have been that surprised to trap so few again!.
One of the moths was a nicely marked Angle Shades (new for year) so that at least was a pleasant surprise - the other was a Light Brown Apple Moth
On a more positive note we are getting lots of visits from recently fledged birds - house sparrows, goldfinches, robins, great tits and at least one young great spotted woodpecker. Its amusing watching their antics as they are fed by the adults. Yesterday and today I also saw one recently fledged blue tit perched on the feeding station being fed by an adult - I would like to think it is one of the youngsters from our nest box!
A record-breaking night in Bedfordshire
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