Another Gem and a Mottled Umber were trapped last night.
Our first Gem of the year last night brought the Bay’s macro total for the year to 346, equalling the 2009 total which itself set a new level of occurrence since the previous highest annual total of 308 in 1995.
A drizzly night may not have produced anything new, but it did turn up our second Merveille du Jour of the autumn and a Cypress Carpet.
Feathered Thorn and November Moth were new for the year last night and Small Mottled Willow was recorded on Sunday night.
Some very unsettled weather has ensured low numbers and variety, but a Yellow-line Quaker was recorded last night and a total of 19 Angle Shades was notable.
Green-brindled Crescent was recorded for the first time this year last night, bringing our macro total for the year to a creditable 338, and a Red-green Carpet was found on the office window as we were setting up for the evening’s talk.
A change in the weather brought Clancy’s Rustic and Red-line Quaker last night, for the first time this year, while numbers in the trap exceeded 200, well above the 20s and 30s that have been typical in the recent spell of easterlies with attendant cold nights.
The first session of the new month produced the first Delicate of the year, though numbers remained pretty low in the clear easterlies that we’ve had for nearly a week now.