Like many of you, I've had large numbers of Setaceous Hebrew Characters this year, peaking at 190 on 31st. August. I was away from home for a while, and numbers are now decreasing, down to 31 on 27th, and 13 last night. I have been slightly concerned about the shortage of Large Yellow Underwings this year, until I found masses of wings in one of our outbuildings - all in a line along the doorway. I suspect bats!!! I imagine a LYU would be an excellent snack for one of our locals - we get Pips, Brown Long-eareds and Noctules here.
Within the last week, I have recorded Orange & Centre-barred Sallows, a Lilac Beauty, a Bordered Beauty, and the usual Autumnal line-up including Beaded Chestnut, Black Rustic, Frosted Orange, and a couple of Mallows. The Lunar Underwings are still in short supply, with numbers down very low after three wet summers - I was getting literally hundreds a night in 2006, but since then never more than 20/30 - this year so far maximum 10. I suppose that if we can get a drier Summer, they will recover.