Saturday, 31 July 2021
Friday, 30 July 2021
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull - Mudbank. Very little else to report on a blustery day - just 31 Mallard off Mudbank and 19 Common Scoter off the seafront.
An immaculate Painted Lady on Orcombe Point.
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Green-flowered Helleborine. Hope I've got this right. Note the swollen, hairless ovaries (apparently GFH can self-pollinate without the flowers opening, and so may remain in bud). The upper part of the stem lacks hairs. I found only two presumed examples amongst multiple Broad-leaved Helleborines. More photos below...
A trip up to the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire for Helleborines this morning. Not as straightforward as I'd hoped but educational and a joy to spend more time on chalky soil! On the way back down the M5 I stopped off at Ham Wall, hoping for dragonflies, but it became overcast pretty quickly and consequently there wasn't too much activity. Back for lunch.
Broad-leaved Helleborines were present in all shades.
Small Red-eyed Damselfly - thanks Steve!
Glastonbury Tor - too cloudy for dragonflies unfortunately.
Great White Egret. One of two seen.
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Dark Sword-grass - two last night and a record (for me) seven the night before. Otherwise disappointing for migrants with 3 Silver Y yesterday and two last night, plus a Rusty Dot Pearl last night.