Sunday, 26 June 2022

Archer's Dart

 Archer's Dart - an incredibly smart moth and only my third trapped.

A bit of a 'bitty' day today. I had a few things to do but managed to squeeze in a look at a few things en route. Birds off Mudbank included 21 Shelduck, 38 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 1 Grey Wagtail and an adult Mediterranean Gull
At West Lodge, the Sedge Warbler is still belting out a song, and a Reed Bunting was flying around - my first record in Exmouth this year. 
A stroll through fields between Exton and Woodbury produced a Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher.

Smaller Tree Mallow - I only know one site for these, so popped in today. They're still going strong, around the edges of Topsham Quay carpark. This one was in the shadow of a boat that was being repaired.

Small Skipper - West Lodge.

Golden-ringed Dragonfly.

Loads of Marbled Whites at West Lodge, and masses of Meadow Browns.

Southern Marsh Orchid.

Female Emperor, ovipositing.

Most Bee Orchids are a long way past their best, but those few remaining flowers still look the business.

A peculiar, densely-flowered Pyramidal Orchid.

Much more typical blooms. I love Pyramidal Orchids. These were at Exminster.

Red-eyed Damselfly - Countess Wear.

Red-eyed Damselfly (with a male Common Blue Damselfly below).

Scarce Chaser.

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