Sunday, 2 June 2013

Insect Emergence

Reed Warbler flywatching 
Broad-bodied Chaser 
Common Blue

More sun today and a big emergence of insects and flowers. Meadow buttercups are out as are the accompanying Flower Beetles, Swollen Thighed Beetles, Red-headed Cardinal Beetles, Rustic Sailor Beetles and Pollen Beetles. The first Common Blues on the mound, Burnet Companion and a few other butterflies- Green-veined White, Large White, Peacocks and the first couple of Small Skippers.
The Mute Swans on the Southern Lake are down to five young from six.

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