In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said: Must be tempting to go completely bonkers with your new found freedom on Monday, trying to go to as many places as possible all at once!!
I did think of going off to do a moth trap at 00h05 on the 11th, just because I can, but mybe leave it till Monday night. The weather is against doing much but may just go out on a few daytrips with a sandwich!! Certainly no socialising for a long time, still debating whether to do "normal" shopping, it's all a bit traumatising. I feel safe now & don't want to do anything to jeopardise it.
We still have a daily walk for an hour & today was a real WOW factor. This beauty was hanging onto a piece of grass, sticking out on the road about 200m from the houes. It's a Willowherb Hawkmoth & only ever seen one once before which was already dead.
As any passing car on this narrow lane would have killed it, I transferred the grass to a safer place away from the edge.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
2013 photos & vids here
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I had a decent haul Wendy.
A few that I've managed to ID
I will try to id more later but my hay fever is awful and I can't actually see very well at the moment
Oh and Erik checking out a handful of the 30+ Maybugs that came to join in
In reply to Germain:
Quite forgot to post my moth pics from last night, pics a bit fuzzy taken in dark with flash in case they'd gone by morning ... which they had!!
male Waved Umber on kitchen window (tricky)
Tortrix of some kind??
Sorry to hear you're suffering so much C ... give that lovely Erik a big cuddle!
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