So here I am on my phone posting a poor 'off the phone in bad light' shot of a garden tick. And it's one that wasn't on the garden list radar.
Northern Winter Moth
Larger, paler, slightly more well-marked with hind-wing 'petticoats'.
As seen here next to a regular Winter Moth.
I'll have to look more closely at garden winter moths now - this only stood out because it was alongside x4 Winter Moths.
The only other recent news relates to me actually going out birding for a change. I've been out and about seeing Hawfinches at Burbage Common, not seeing Ferruginous Duck at Eyebrook Res but jamming a County Tick Merlin in the process. There's every chance that I'll do some more bird-spotting this winter for a change.
Posting on the phone has done my head in for now so I'm off.