Well it's a new year so time to summarise 2012 Moth Trap records. I recorded a total of 257 species in the garden which was 26 less than in 2011. However, there were 97 micros which was 1 more than in 2011 and 160 macros, 27 less than the previous year. There were 5 new macros and 17 new micros for the garden list. The new macros were: The Festoon, Hoary Footman, Birdwing, Dingy Shears & Red Underwing. However, I was also particularly pleased with my 2nd record of Ruddy Carpet, which, unlike the 1st one, I managed to photograph. This winter the main ornithological event has been the arrival of large numbers if Waxwings all over the UK. Here's a picture from the Whitstable Tesco yesterday.