After breakfast, a few little jobs in the garden were to be done but stopped when I noticed a moth on one of the windows. A Treble-bar moth, a very early one but which? It looked a little on the large size but the bar looked more like Lesser, which is the only one I've had here. So I potted it up and checked it thoroughly which in the case of these moths means looking at their 'bits'. It was a male Lesser Treble-bar and beat my earliest by 15 days so another early record breaker. It's been a funny start to the year with so many species being very early.
|Small Copper hiding|
|Helophilus pendulus on Billberry|
Also out were a good few Platycheirus albimanus. This is the small black Hoverfly with the big brush like front feet. Very common but it was new for the year as was a Green Tiger Beetle that scurried across the path.
|Green Tiger Beetle|
A quick check of Wanister Bog for anything new and I managed to find some flowering Heath Woodrush (Luzula multiflora).
So all in all, the day was better than I thought first thing this morning.