Wildlife sightings in the Montpelier, St Andrews, St Werburghs and St Pauls areas of Bristol, UK
Friday, 27 July 2012
Narroways butterfly feast
Six Spot Burnet Moth
Butterflies on Narroways today: Gatekeeper 5, Small Skipper 1, Speckled Wood 5, Brimstone 1, Marbled White 4, Ringlet 2, Meadow Brown 5, Large White 2. There were also 6 Six-spot Burnet Moths. Red-tailed, Buff-tailed and White-tailed Bumblebees were also noted. Birds included Chiffchaff (stony path) Jay (cutting) and Raven (over).
At St Andrews Park, Simon found a Banded Damoiselle which is an amazing discovery and a first for the park, while I just saw a Sphaerophoria sp. hoverfly and a Crab SpiderMisumena vatia.
In the flat last night was a Flame, a Swallow-tailed Moth, lots of Rush Veneer and a couple of Ermine species. A Harlequin Ladybird and a Birch Shieldbug were also attracted to the light.