On the mothing front the last week of July was dominated by micro moths with Dave easily passing the 600 species mark with his garden list standing on 602 with a few more awaiting identification while the six micos added to my garden list since I last posted puts me on 552 species. The best macro moth I caught was Golden Plusia while Dave trapped his second Shark, the last in 2007.
Today has been typical with sunny periods spoilt by heavy down pours which on our visit to Napton Reservoir and Just So produced Common Tern, Sparrowhawk and 5 Buzzard while amongst the more commoner butterflies species we found 6 Shaded Broad-bars and 2 Yellow Shell moths. Dragonflies included Common Blue, Blue-tailed and Azure Damselfly, Brown and Southern Hawker, Emperor Dragonfly and Ruddy Darter. all pics by Bob Hazel