First Purple Clay of the year. Other firsts included Light Arches and Bright-line Brown-eye.
I spent some time looking at this small geometer (20mm wingspan) until I decided it could be Satin Wave - does anyone have alternative suggestions?
Following an email from Ian I was very interested to see the moth below.
It seems to have features of both Mottled and Willow Beauty. I suspect it's Willow which is common in my garden, but it is quite blotchy and the convergent crosslines which I usually look for seem absent. The hindwing and rearmost crossline aren't scalloped which points to Willow Beauty. The underside of which I was unable to take a decent shot, was quite well marked, unlike Willow Beauty. Always grateful for help!