11.5.15.

Lovely afternoon, but slightly breezy.

Had a shock today checking the Wardens Office for moths. I looked above the toilet door, and saw what I thought was a really large moth very high up. Decided I had no chance with the Macro Lens, so I fetched my long lens. When I looked at the image on my camera screen, It wasn’t a moth at all. But a very large Cockchafer/May Bug (Melolontha melolontha). 

At this point I decided to ring Ken to see if he was interested in having a look. Ken said yes, so I also asked him if he could bring some step ladders or something to get higher on. Which Ken kindly did. But luckily while Ken was on his way, I found another lower down. This is my first ever sighting of this Very Large Beetle, and one of the most impressive beetles I have ever seen. So for that reason I will post most of the photos I took….

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In the grass by the Wardens Office was this Micro Moth. Its a new one for my list and called a Knapweed Bell. Is it me or is the pattern on its back, like someone singing in a white tuxedo?…

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Checked out the Bilberry today, in hope of seeing another Dingy Skipper. No luck with the Skipper. But I did see this Small Yellow Underwing enjoying some nectar from a Bilberry…

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Loads of Midges over the Island Pool this afternoon…

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Noticed today that the Green Tiger Beetles are looking a lot duller…

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Not often you get a Buzzard and Swift in the same photo…

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But you do quite often get photos of Buzzards and Carrion Crows in the same photo…

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Staying over later today, got to see loads of Rabbits. I think it may have been the fact, that most of them were really young. Unlike this one, which looks well worn…

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Just had some news off Alan. He saw the first Green Hairstreak yesterday!

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