A visit to Pilmoor on the evening of 29th March was brought to an abrupt halt when the oil warning light came on on the generator and it promptly stopped. A shame really, as there were plenty of moths about, and caught 50 of 12 species in about an hour.
A return visit the following night, after topping up the oil, produced fewer moths, but 15 species, including a Lead-coloured Drab, from under the aspen trees and at the same site as last year.
The only other note of interest was while walking across the bridge over the River Ure in the town, I looked over the parapet and saw a couple of Kingfishers eyeing up a two groups of writhing full grown 2' eels with 10-15 in each group seemingly fixed in one location. It gave the impression of a mass of male grass snakes fighting over a female, which cannot be true as eels migrate to the Sargasso Sea to breed. Interesting behaviour nevertheless.