Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Butterfly bonanza!

Well....maybe not a bonanza, but.there were a couple of Large Whites, a Green-veined White and 2 Commas at the station and 3-4 Gatekeepers (my first of the year on the patch) at Narroways seen from the train. The latter were on Hemp Agrimony flowers. There was also a good show of Rosebay Willowherb.
Rosebay Willowherb and Hemp Agrimony

Blurred Gatekeeper

In Montpelier Park there was a Sphaerophoria hoverfly and clouds of Horse-chestnut Miner moths - they are getting to plague proportions and badly affecting the leaves.
Horse-chestnut Miner


Birds of interest today included singing Blackcaps in the garden and the station, a singing Coal Tit in the park and a Jay at the station.

Moths in the flat included a Double-striped Pug, 3 Riband Wave, a Rustic/Uncertain and a Heart and Dart.
Double-striped Pug


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