|Yellow hammer - 1 of a number of species on the wires over the fell|
It was late afternoon before I got a chance to have a look around today, but it was still warm and sunny and very pleasant to be out and about.
Walked through the South Burn Woods, the first part of Fell Edge Wood and over the fell to Daisy Hill and back home again.
Butterflies were in abundance today, with Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Small Heath and Small Skipper out in force, together with a few Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and Common Blue.
Still a few warblers singing, particularly Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs and a Grasshopper Warbler singing by the edge of the hugely overgrown main pond at Daisy Hill. Still not that many hoverflies about but did manage to add two species Eristalis pertinax and Myathropa florea and it was too late in the day for any dragonflies.
|Eristalis pertinax (top) and Myathropa florea both on Hogweed|
|Several Greenfinches were also on the wires|
The Apple-mint is a hybrid species and has been here as long as I have lived here.It's a tall, wooly mint and I got it's identity confirmed by an expect a number of years ago hence my confidence in it's identity.
|Linnet - the fell still has a very healthy population|
|OFFH List this year|
|Flowering plants - 294|
|Birds - 104|
|Moths - 170|
|Butterflies - 17|
|Dragonflies - 5|
|Hoverflies - 11|
|Mammals - 10|