Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Fermyn insects

Hi

This morning we spent some time in the Fermyn CP/Fermyn Wood/Lady Wood/Souther Wood area looking for butterflies and other interesting insects.  Birds were minimal but there was a Kingfisher on the fishing pool in the country park.  Yesterday the Purple Emperors had showed particularly well and apparently they did so again today during the early morning, but then quickly dispersed and became very flighty.  In warm conditions we eventually found a few individuals of the core species as depicted below...

At Pitsford Res this evening there were 2 Common Sandpipers on the dam and 9 Red-crested Pochard in the Walgrave Bay.  Other birds noted north of the causeway included 2 Shelduck, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Red Kite and at least 2 Oystercatchers.

Moorhen

Blue-tailed Damselfly

White Admiral

White Admiral

Purple Hairstreak

Comma

Purple Emperor

Purple Emperor

Silver-washed Fritillary

White-letter Hairstreak

White-letter Hairstreak

Emerald Damselfly

Emperor Dragonfly
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