Another dry and warm week [how long can this go on?] but a bit of a slack week this week on my part only managing to get out one dinner time, there were still lots to see however and on the butterfly side there were still plenty of Whites about (Large, Small and Green veined), Peacocks also in good numbers, along with smaller numbers of Meadow Brown’s, Ringlets, Gatekeeper and Small Skipper,.
Moths about this week were what I call grass moths, these are very hard to ID so I don’t, plenty of Cinnabar Caterpillar on the Ragwort their main food plant
Dragonflies, one large one seen in the car park but not ID, a new fly species ID this being a Muscid Fly called Phaonia angelicae, photos will follow, a Mason Wasp, another Plant Beetle [Deraecoris ruber] and the find of the week for me an Adult Red legged Sheildbug.
On the bird front the Swallows remain in the area and a pair of Common Buzzard over the car park, seen whilst having breakfast, Blackbirds feeding on the berries in the car park, and a Chiffchaff heard contact calling in the wood.
Golden bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle