Monday, 13 June 2011

Flyers out

After a couple of days of rain, there was drier, brighter weather today with some good sunny spells,  even though still a little cold.  This did bring out some flying insects, adding another butterfly to the list this year, Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown - first of the year
and another moth, the day-flying moth with a name longer than the insect, the Narrow-bordered five-spotted Burnet Moth. There were masses of others ready to emerge all around.

Narrow-bordered five-spotted Burnet Moth

Quite a few bumblebees about at the moment, the majority being either Buff-tailed or Common Carder Bumblebees.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee

The Reedmace covered pond at Brass Castle had a few Damselflies flitting around, though they all seemed to be the same species, the Azure Damselfly.

Pair of Azure Damselfly at Brass Castle
 Managed to add a couple more flowering plants, Black Bindweed and Wall-rue, both earlier today by the railway station.

OFFH List this year

Flowering plants - 259
Birds - 103
Butterflies - 14
Moths - 116
Dragonflies - 2
Hoverflies - 8
Mammals - 10 

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