Saturday, 1 September 2012

My first Migrants

It was my first walk around the fell for a week and despite the shortage of sun that was promised it was still 19C after lunch. A lot of Swallows were hawking insects over the fields but there was little else in the way of birds around.  The butterflies were better with both Large and Green-veined White on the wing at several spots, single Meadow Brown and Small Copper were flushed and 5 Peacocks were on a Buddleja shrub in one of the gardens nearby.

Green-veined White

2 Common Darters on the fell were quite a way from water but the best were my first Migrant Hawkers that I have seen in the Waldridge area, that twice buzzed me by Wanister Bog. Unfortunately they came no way near to alighting for their photograph to be taken.

Common Darter

Still a number of hoverflies on the wing, including more Helophilus pendulus, which have certainly been commoner than usual this year.

Helophilus pendulus

The last of a number of species of flora are still in flower including Creeping Cinquefoil and Dame's Violet.

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