These Moths are very rarely seen, once common, now rare. Pesticides, degradation of the countryside, damaging farming practises and just lets face it horrible humans screwing everything up. Humans are not my favourite this week. The country side is full of guys in camo killing or catching birds, I complained to the police and was basically told to 'Fox trot Oscar'. If your a nice person, and I have no reason to doubt that, I'll explain that Fox trot Oscar means go away, or F…. Off! The police are on the side of the guys in camo! In fact they are sometimes the guys in camo, one was caught a few years ago poaching.
Like Dante I am having a little down time in the woods, I can't see the wood for the trees, the birds of course don't exist, neither do the fish, the other day I swam into a mist net with mesh so small it could have caught plankton. I have seen very few fish this year all small. The pressure on a small tourist island is very high.
The cliffs and the tiny amount of public land are the only places to have a bit of peace and recreation in the natural world. In France where I used to climb they are trying to open a quarry which will destroy the peace and serenity of a few hundred rock climbs and two big public walks, disturb endangered Eagle owls and golden eagles who live in harmony with the walkers and climbers, all that noise, dust and destruction of habitat and peaceful recreation for three permanent jobs!