Autumn's well on the way, as indicated by the first Bordered Gothic of the year
and this beautifully well-marked Silver Y was nice to see
A late Angle Shades, or was it a dead leaf?
This Old Lady escaped from the trap as I was sorting the catch and rested by the window all day - the name is said to derive from the appearance of a crinoline frock
This one got me going for a few moments as I leafed through my moth guide and got to the very rare Many Lined before I reached the common Fern, which Tony kindly confirmed for me. Well, the wind had been Easterly, and it comes from that part of Europe when it does come, but not this time!
Also in the trap was this suprise, more so when it flew out of the shed to land in the yard - we don't always associate them with flight. I believe this one is an Oak Bush Cricket, but I could be wrong, see above!
Lots of chattering and twittering next door in the garage, the young Swallows growing fast and easy to watch (and photograph) through a little hole in the wall, they will be flying in a day or two
Back to the moths, a Treble Lines
a Lesser Cream Wave, about the size of a bob - sorry, a fivepence piece
and so's this Small Fan Fotted Wave - see the fan feet? Good, give it a wave then