A great week we had great weather lots to find a very little time to find it, found some I did so here we go.
Birds first, a Grey Heron flying thru the site was a first for the year, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Common Whitethroat were all still on site, Swallows were seen around the site but still remain away from the old nest site,, The Nuthatch however were very busy to and fro from their nest, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbirds, Great Tit and Blue Tit were all around the bird table, Bullfinch was heard in the woods
Butterflies around the site were Orange tip, Speckled Woods, Green veined Whites and a Holly Blue just teasing the camera and always on a fly by, Moths were starting to appear with Common Carpet Moth and a Cinnabar Moth being reported
Beetles are making an appearance with plenty of Grammoptera ruficornis (Longhorn Beetle) about mainly on Ox-eye Daisies, and Soldier Beetles [Cantharis lateralis] can be found, Weevils, harder to find are also out, Hairy Sheildbugs have also made an appearance this week.
Amongst the nettle patch, Hoverflies, Scorpion Flys and Spiders, were I also found a new spider species for site, a Cucumber Green Orb Spider (photo below) and lastly for this week a single Azure Damselfly was seen all but briefly
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Cucumber Green Orb Spider