As there was no moths in the trap I turned my light towards the walls and found a March Moth struggling high up on the window in a web. The spider was less than a second from achieving its aim but I snatched the moth clear and released it safely this morning as it was still entwined in the web. Well it made me feel good. Sadly the March moth was a poor specimen possibly because of its experience but at least it was my first ever and surely another will be along soon.
All I had in the trap was a single Common Quaker and my third Pale Brindled Beauty of the year, a lighter specimen.
With the weather forecast showing signs of improving, regular sighting will soon become the norm and memories of a wet winter can be left to history.