5th July 2019 seen by BJ and AG

Whillet’s Meadows:- 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 25 Goldfinch, Yellowhammer heard, 3m Reed Buntings plus usual warblers, Whitethroats, Chiffchaff etc.

Dragonfly and Damselfly:- 1f Beautiful Demoiselle, pair Large Red Damselfly, 25+ pairs Azure damselfly, 1f Four Spotted Chaser ovipositing, 2m Emperor & 1 Common Darter dragonflies.
Butterfly transect count highlights were:- 63 Meadow Brown, 11 Large Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 115 Ringlet (a record count), 15 Small Skipper, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Silver Washed Fritillary fleetingly flew over the meadows, 1 Cinnabar Moth.

Moth box result from night 4/5 July:- 70 moths covering 26 species; highlights were: 1 Swallow-tailed moth, 1 Lobster moth, Large & Common Emerald, Buff Tip, 2 Minor Shoulder Knot, 1 Shoulder Striped Wainscot, 2 Obscure Wainscot.
See “Photos” for pictures of some of these moths.

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