With the wind still blowing strong and with little sunshine my expections were not great at Silchester Common although the last sighting thrilled me immensley.
The first sighting was of the beautiful Yellow Shell which seems to be found on most sites at the moment.
There were plenty of Common Heath flying on the common today and it was nice to find this female with her hindwing showing signs of the dangers of landing in the Gorse.
Micros seen were one Glyphipterix fuscoviridella,and some Cydia ulicetana
I found two specimen of the Common Carpet which had the same problem as the Common Heath with the Gorse tearing its wing.
The biggest thrill of the day was seeing a Beautiful Yellow Underwing,a moth I have always wanted to see, and yet this moth did not allow a decent photo,with its flight similar to the Hummingbird Hawk moth and its habit of feeding upside down on Bell Heather I was left with a mixed feeling of a photo opportunity missed, although I must thank my lucky stars for seeing this one.