Friday, 8 July 2016


This morning on the reserve: Meadow Brown c20, Ringlet c40, Marbled White c15, Small/Essex Skipper 1, Large White 1, Comma 1. Also Common Blue Damselfly, Speckled Bush-cricket and Dark Bush Cricket, Meadow Grasshopper, Thick-thighed Flower Beetles, Soldier Beetle, Red-tailed and Buff-tailed Bumblebees, Common Carder Bee. Hoverflies - Syrphus sp., Cheilosia sp., Melanostoma sp., Marmalade Hoverfly, Eristalis pertinax. There was also a male Coelioxys sp. bee.
male Coelioxys sp


Common Blue Damselfly

Dark Bush-cricket

Eristalis pertinax

Meadow Grasshopper

Small/Essex Skipper


Speckled Bush-cricket

Jay (possibly a young one) calling at Simons Grove and Jackdaw over stony path.

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