Things have been ticking along this week. Finally managed to get in the field this morning following a 45 hour work stint in the last three days. There were a few bits at the farmlands including the first Willow Emeralds of the year along the permitted path (I had 3) and the other guys had Blackwit and Greenshank. Here's a few pics from last few days.
Chiffchaff- quite a few of these along the path
Willow Emerald Damselfly - word of the day is pruniosity. Willow Emeralds have a metallic green body without a bluish bloom (or pruniosity).
L-album Wainscot- a first for year (if I remember correctly- it's all blurring into one long session)
Black Rustic- first for the year (I'm pretty sure that this is a first for year)
Small China Mark- after only recording this following efforts to set up a summer trap by the lakes I now get one of these at the light trap negating any value in the effort I put in by the lakes this summer- as the old adage goes- hard work seldom pays off.
I've gone for Ancylosis oblitella on this
What a triplet- Dewick's Plusia, Sallow and Ruby Tiger