Thursday 29 June 2023

Thursday 29th June

A midsummer lull to proceedings, but it is far from quiet with Blackcap, Cirl Bunting and Whitethroat all still in good voice, whilst a juvenile Little Grebe remains at the Main Pond, Stonechat are feeding second broods, and fledged Greenfinch and Goldfinch explore the site. 

Wildlife News: The late afternoon sun saw many insects on the wing,including another new species for the Recording Area in the form of a Yellow-legged Black Pachygaster leachii, a small soldierfly, around the Cuckoo's Nest. 

Spotted Long-horn - Kevin Rylands

Elsewhere the year's first Spotted Long-horn Rutpela maculata, 14-spot Ladybird and Ringlet were seen with good numbers of Small Copper and Small Skipper on the wing.

Blue-bordered Carpet - Kevin Rylands

Tephritis vespertina - a Cat's-ear fruit fly - Kevin Rylands

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