Friday, 5 May 2017


Today on the reserve: Pair of Robins near brook, 1 male Grey Wagtail on brook carrying food, lots of Raven activity, 1 Common Buzzard over cutting, 1 or 2 Greenfinches (cutting), 1 Chiffchaff orchard, pair Long-tailed Tits near Ashley Hill entrance.

Long-tailed Tit

1 Brimstone butterfly (cutting), 1 Small White and 2 Holly Blue butterflies at Ashley Hill entrance.
Lots and lots of Cryptocephalus beetles - every buttercup on the cutting had one! Also my first Thick-thighed Flower Beetleof the year and lots of Pollen Beetles on hawthorn blossom. 1 Harlequin Ladybird.
Holly Blue


Myathropa florea

Pollen Beetles
Celery Fly

Adela reaumurella

A couple of Andrena spp., Buff-tailed Bumbles and Common Carder Bees mainly in Simons Grove. Hoverflies - first Myathropa florea of the year, Rhingia rostrata plus loads of Syrphus sp.
A couple of Celery Flies at Simon's Grove.

Several long-horned moths Adela reaumurella near Ashley Hill entrance plus a Green Shieldbug.

In St Andrews Park there was an Andrena sp., a Holly Blue, several Tadpoles in the pond and a single Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Andrena sp.

In Fairlawn Road a Blackcap was singing and a Harlequin Ladybird was basking on a leaf.

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