At last better weather encouraged us to put out the trap for the first time in February and we had our first Early Moth for 2009 and yet another Winter Moth - it has been a good season for them.
On an ornithological note - During the cold snap we have seen a number of Wrens going to roost in a House Martins nest under our eaves. Last night they started to arrive at 5.40 pm. and I counted a minimum of 12 and I probably missed some in the dusk. Most fly directly into the nest but some climb labouriously up the pebble-dash wall - they must be squashed in there!