Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Yellow-legged and Small Blue

One third and 3 second summer Yellow-legged Gulls at the pond this morning along with 2 Yellow Wagtail while a further 9 Bee Orchids located. Most of the morning spent enjoying the sunshine at Bishops Itchington looking for butterflies finding 39 Common Blue, 25 Small Blue, Dingy Skipper, 4 Brown Argus, 3 Large White, 5 Small Heath, 2 Brimstone, Orange-tip and Speckled Wood. Day flying moths included 4 Yellow Shell, 8 Burnet Companion, 3 Cinnabar and Silver Y. Also a few Common-spotted and Bee Orchids noted. At Napton Reservoir we had Raven and Hobby while the place was covered in hundreds of Common Blue Damselflies with lesser numbers of Blue-tailed, Red-eyed and Azure Damselflies. Also noted were Four-spotted Chaser and Hairy Dragonfly.

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