Stock Dove on the mound- up to 60 on there recently
Six-spot Burnet- 10+ on the mound
Marbled White- one of two today around the horse field
Black-tailed Skimmer- 20+ on the lakes and mound
Busy night in the moth room including a good number of micros
Loads going on on the moth and insect front in this heat wave and also a good display of flowering plants with the melliots and goat's rue transforming the valley into a colourful pic.
11 Green Sand on 100 acre and 1 LRP on the southern lake. Hobby, Buzzard and 4 Kestrel, 20+ Stock Dove on the mound, 1 Shoveler, 2 Teal and 3 Shelduck (including the growing chick). Some warblers still singing- Blackcap, Lesser White, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler and Chiffy. A handful of Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Linnet.
Butterflies- loads including a large bright yellow black veined swallowtail looking beast which flew past me by the 100 acre gate- didn't nail a record shot and couldn't rule out some exotic for sure. Other than that 2 Marbled White, 2 Gatekeeper (first ones) 150+ Meadow Brown, 50+ Essex Skipper, 15 Small Tortoishell, 10+ Ringlet, 2 Green-viened White, 5 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Common Blue, 5 Speckled Wood, 1 Comma and 5 Large Skipper.
Beetles coming to the night light and moth highlights included Peach Blossom, Wormword Pug and a load of micros that I'm still working on.