Early this morning I popped to Captains Pool to check the moth trap which I had run through the previous evening. Before I continue I would like to thank Tony & Jean for letting me run the trap on there land at the waters edge. We had set up the trap under the large Oak tree there and I was secretly hoping to catch an Oak Beauty, needless to say I didn't!
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)
Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta)
We then proceeded to walk the main ride which was literally chuffing with Light Orange Underwings. I estimate that there were 20+ present and many were coming down from the tree tops and basking on the ride in the warm sunshine. Every so many feet we were seemingly flushing another of the track only for it to land further back behind us...it was really great sight to see.
Light Orange Underwing (Archiearis notha)