April news from Woolpit

April was a slow month for me with the trap only operated on seven nights. A cool start  gave way to a warm Easter, but with clear nights and a bright moon, before returning to more typical ‘April Showers’. Of the trap highlights, Streamer seems to be having a good year. I recorded two more on 21st with singles a few days either side of that. Hebrew Character and Common Quaker hung on until month end, and the first Shuttle-shaped Darts appeared on the 23rd. Singles of Brindled Beauty and Twin-spotted Quaker (both on the 8th), and one each of Iron, Lesser Swallow and Pebble Prominent on 29th were best of the rest. The bursting into leaf of the nearby Horse Chestnut also saw the first swarm of ohridella this year when 20+ where seen merrily dancing away late afternoon on 23rd.  Hard also to believe that it is May already and that the season is marching on … !!

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