The moths were
Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata) 1
Sallow Kitten (Furcula furcula) 1
Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius) 1
Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma) 2
Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) 1
Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa) 1
Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis) 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 1
Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta) 1
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 1
and Sallow Kitten being the first of the year for me.
Who said you can't train a kitten?
|Stand up on your toes|
|Now roll over|
Sallow Kittens have done this before when I've trapped them, Poplar Kittens never have. Could this be a good identification feature?
As I was in the garden sorting them out, a Cuckoo was calling continuously and started to get louder, eventually flying over the garden with three Meadow Pipit in hot pursuit. No sign of last night's Grasshopper Warbler unfortunately.