Wednesday, 19 August 2009

18th August 2009

A forecast warm night turned quite chilly and the result was a disappointing catch in the traps, however my first Old Lady since 2006 was a surprise. Initially it flew into the house, did a quick lap of the living room and flew back out again - all before I could even grab my net. About an hour later the same or another moth flew in again and this time I slammed the door shut cutting off it's escape! It proved horrendously difficult to photograph even after a night in the fridge and I eventually gave up and released it. It fluttered straight into some undergrowth and allowed me to get some reasonable pictures at last.

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