A couple of questions I suppose -
One - very late for a fledged Tawny still with a little bit of down surely, even if the pair managed a 2nd brood?
Two - How come it came to hit the window when there was no light on?
I suppose I can have a guess at the latter in that it was after a moth which it chased or saw on the window.
Quite an exciting night.
I was up not that many hours later emptying the trap which wasn't too bad at all and it certainly had an autumnal and rustic element. 44 moths of 21 species including my first Small Autumnal Moth, Hedge Rustic, and Northern Deep-brown Dart of the year and only my second ever Autumnal Rustic for the garden.
|Small Autumnal Moth|
A Canary-shouldered Thorn and late Fan-footed Wave and Willow Beauty were also present overall making it an excellent night all round.
There were a couple of Common Wasps in the trap too but unlike several other moth-trappers, I haven't been too bothered with them this year. Some years they can be a real pain in the *** (though usually the back of my hand), but not this year.
|One of two Common Wasps in the trap|
Counted the Greenfinch flock in the stubble as I passed later, 96, so still rising. A ton tomorrow?