Friday, 24 June 2016

Painted Ladies etc

Did an hour or so on the mound this evening with Christian. The species rich grassland is flowering well now but the wet weather seems to be keeping insects numbers down. A few Black-tailed Skimmers up there looking docile too. 

 Painted Ladies- at least two to three on the southern mound
 At least three Skylarks with one singing 
 The lakes were well flooded following the recent storms and water was pooling on the mound even attracting water fowl. 
The good moth evenings continue.  I thought this looked like a Freyer's Pug? 
 Burnished Brass- first for the year 
 Light Arches and Coronet- both firsts for the year 

Had a Barn Owl in flight calling last night from the bugry window. Presumably one of the birds reported by Tomos on Mill Green recently (tried for them with Martin a couple of days ago but no luck). 

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