Oh, what a gem...
A bit naff this morning with only a single Gem in the trap. I think it may be my earliest ever in the back yard though so highly significant!
Orthonama obstipata - The Gem. This one is a male. It is quite common and may be a partial migrant to southern Ontario. The larvae feed on a wide variety of plants.
Very few birds this morning. Singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Song Sparrow, a few Robins and blackbirds flying over and the odd Flicker waking everyone up. Most exciting was an immature Herring Gull flying over, a species I rare see here for some unknown reason.