Friday, 10 August 2012

Bridge butterflies and RCP still

The Bridge Nursery, Napton had a lone Swift heading south and 5 Buzzards while we looked for insects around the garden. Ten species of butterfly were seen with 4 Peacocks, Small Copper, Comma and Marbled White among the commoner species while dragonflies included 3 Brown Hawker and 2 Emperor Dragonfly. Tried to improve on my Shaded Broad-bar photos but the 4 we found were not playing ball.
Napton Reservoir still has many dragon and damselflies on show with at least 9 species found though the best sighting was of an Emperor Dragonfly catching and devouring a White-tailed Bumble-bee. Bird life was poor with only a juvenile Reed Warbler showing along with the female Red-crested Pochard which is still present but reluctant to come out of the reed bed, her bright red-bill giving her position away.
A Common Blue butterfly was also seen here and a Holly Blue was in my garden when I arrived home.
Small Tortoiseshell


Marbled White

Small Copper

No comments:

Post a Comment