As usual I'd given the station a good going over early morning with a nice Dark Spinach the pick of a rather meagre haul. I wasn't expecting much this evening, but it was overcast and muggy so I thought I'd give it another go and with just a minute until my train arrived I found what I thought was a carpet with it's wings up. I had no time to examine it so I potted it and took it home where I was amazed to see that it was a Purple Hairstreak. I have actively searched for White-letter Hairstreak as there are a lot of small elms just outside the station, but I've not had any luck; Purple Hairstreak is a station tick and I shall release this one into the oaks adjacent to the downline platform tomorrow morning. It's been a very slow year at the station so far with just 74 species of macro recorded but this total does include five new species, Cypress Carpet, September Thorn, Barred Red, Broad-barred White and the latest addition, August Thorn.