I've managed to see a few spring migrants on the patch and in my home square now, though nothing too exciting. Wheatear at Grove Park in the week, and Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap all at Jubilee Park. Also had a pair of Oystercatchers there, and a second LRP for the patch this year. No hirundines on the patch yet though, and just the odd Swallow seen around my home square. Willow Warblers and Blackcaps singing around the square, but no Chiffchaffs as yet - seems a bit odd. Whitethroat overdue now.
Had a short mothing trip to Charnwood Lodge last night with Adrian Russell and Keith Tailby. It quickly turned cold so we didn't stay out late, but we managed 99 of 16 sp. so not too bad. Early Tooth-striped was, perhaps surprisingly, new for the site.
0663 Diurnea fagella 1
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
1054 Acleris cristana 1
1659 Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis galbanus) 1
1852 Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) 7
1881 Early Tooth-striped (Trichopteryx carpinata) 2
1917 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) 1
1930 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria) 7
1947 Engrailed (Ectropis bistortata) 31
2139 Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa) 1
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 22
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 6
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 10
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda) 1
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 1
2258 Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) 6
I also mooched around a few fallen trees and stuff whilst there, finding a new centipede and some unidentifiable beetle larvae ..
Larva in dead birch
Some sort of click beetle I think
Trapping in the garden last night wasn't too good, with just one new for the year and small numbers than earlier in the week. Too cold to both tonight.
1054 Acleris cristana 2
1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) 1 (NFY)
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 5
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 6
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 7
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 2