There's a lot of talk on moth-related websites about the poor numbers so far this year, following a long and dreary winter, and that has been reflected here as I make my first audit. Observe the effects of wet weather on our kitchen: the ceremony of Drying the Eggboxes.
Here's the full list, with moths new to me in red, and with some pictures of other visitors last night - a White Ermine, a Brimstone, a Clouded Silver and a Bright-line Brown-eye on our rhubarb (like the Common Wave). There was also a Poplar Hawk, an Iron Prominent, a Shoulder Flame and at least a dozen Green Carpets plus one or two other carpets and pugs which fluttered away while I was busy with the two commoners.
Macro-moths: Bright-line Brown-eye, Brimstone, Brindled Pug, Chocolate Tip, Cinnabar, Clouded Border, Clouded Drab, Clouded Silver, Common Quaker, Common White Wave, Early Grey, Early Thorn, Early Tooth-striped, Flame Shoulder, Green Carpet, Hebrew Character, Iron Prominent, Least Black Arches, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Muslin, Nut-tree Tussock, Pale Pinion, Pale Prominent, Pebble Prominent, Pine Beauty, Poplar Hawk, Powdered Quaker, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Small Quaker, Swallow Prominent, Twin-spot Carpet, Twin-spot Quaker, V-pug, Waved Umber, White Ermine, Yellow-barred Brindle.
Butterflies: Brimstone, Comma, Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Orange Tip, Peacock, Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell
And finally, just back to the Common Swift (or rather, Pine Beauty) whose appearance also puts me in mind of that excellent Quaker song The Ballad of George Fox -
In your old leather breeches and your shaggy, shaggy locks
You are pulling down the pillars of the world, George Fox!
You can hear it with Sidney Carter's tune here too, albeit with slightly more anodyne words. Rock along...