View over North Lake
Ox-eye Daisy Meadow
Meadow Brown on Wild carrot
60+ Stock Dove on the Southern Mound today
Two Marbled White today
Small Tortoiseshell- a few on the mound
Rosel's Bush-cricket- another local meadow speciality
Black-tailed Skimmer- 25+ in the meadows this morning. Also a couple of Hakwers and Darters (below)
Six-spot Burnet- expecting the adults to emerge in next couple of weeks. Lots of C.culmella and C.perlella in the grass. Also Sitochroa verticalis but no Burnet Companions today.
Common Blue on Spiny Restharrow. Also Ringlet (on the meadow margins) and Large and Small White in the meadows today.
Canada Geese grazing on the Southern Mound today
Skylarks- one to two pairs breeding in the meadows
As it's national meadow day today ( MORE HERE ) I spent the morning in the meadow habitat at the farmlands.