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4:45PM

Early moths!

Specifically, as a change from bird news, the first ever Early Moths (Theria primaria) for my garden in Rye today (see photo) and for Keith Palmer's in Playden yesterday, both males as the females are almost wingless. This species of old scrubby woodland, hawthorns, etc. flies in Jan–March and has been steadily declining in Sussex, so it's good to see it hasn't altogether abandoned this end of the county. We also trapped Pale Brindled Beauty, Dotted Border, Spring Usher, Beautiful Plume and the micro Agonopterix heracliana, so the season is off to a good start.

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