Sunday, 28 July 2013

Another day at a very warm YWT Potteric Carr

 Back at the reserve for another walk with nature.We spent another day searching for insects at YWT Potteric Carr.
We found 11 butterfly species, Speckled Wood, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White, Gatekeeper, Green Veined White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Red Admiral, Peacock & Small Skipper.
We also found 9 moth species, Common White Wave, Dingy Footman, Brimstone, Shaded Broad Bar, Dark Arches, Dark Barred Twin Spot, Udea Lutealis, Brown China Mark & Silver Ground Carpet.
The bird species list was a bit low with just 13 species, Canada Geese, Blue Tit, Linnet, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Mallard, Grey Heron, Coot, Reed Warbler, Wood Pigeon, Black Headed Gull, Whitethroat & 2 Kingfishers.
Plenty of damsel & dragonflies on the wing with Common Darter, Common Blue Damselfly, 4 Spot Chaser, Emerald Damselfly, Banded Demoiselle & Black Darter.
We also had a close enocunter with a female grey squirrel and a fleeting glance at a bank vole which ran over the trail in front of us.

Large White
 Small Tortoiseshell
 Udea Lutealis
 Emerald Damselfly
 Female Common Darter
 Grey Squirrel
 Speckled Wood
 Black Darter
 Common Blue Damselfly rescued from a spiders web so happy to pose on my finger for a few seconds.(Taken by Majella Fox)
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