Saturday, 29 June 2019

Much to Appreciate

That Woodpigeon looks a bit slimmer.

Waders on the move. Failed breeders?
100+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank and this elegant Wood Sandpiper.

A Bright Sight on a Grey Day


More Bee Orchids

Reeling Gropper at Stobswood. In addition the despearate attempts by an adult Avocet were both encouraging and Terrifying (Did they make it?) The adult Avocet was leading its young through the field and trying to get them to cross the road. It was very busy and I couldn't bear to watch the outcome. A calling Quail, hunting Barn Owl, Skylarks, Reed Buntings and Meadow Pipits made it a joyous, peaceful walk.

Think this is Large Yellow Underwing (in the garden)

Udea olivalis
(I think?)
Also in the garden.

Today I saw 5 reeling Grasshopper Warblers. Most  were out in the open and very showy. Is this the marking of their territories again at the start of a second brood?

Eoseristalis intricarius

Hoverfly, Bumble bee mimic.

Is this Chicory?

A  whole field of it on the patch. Perhaps it is a fodder crop?

Ringlets and Silver-Y moths common to day with a scattering of Common Blues.

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