Saturday, 18 August 2012

Insect heaven

A warm sultry day which was ideal for insects with Peacock, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Small Heath, Gatekeeper, Marbled White, Large White, Green-veined White and Speckled Wood butterflies seen in Ashlawn Cutting along with a Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma in my garden. Dragonflies were represented by Southern Hawker in my garden, Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker and Common Blue Damselfly in Cock Robin Wood and Common Darter, Common Blue Damselfly, Brown Hawker and Southern Hawker Ashlawn Cutting. Day flying moths included Vapourer, Silver Y, Latticed Heath, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet and Shaded Broad-bar all in Ash lawn Cutting while this evening I discovered a Red Underwing roosting on my garden fence. On the birding front then it was the opposite with very little around, the best being a Swift and Raven over my garden and a Lesser Whitethroat in Ashlawn Cutting.
Red Underwing

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