22.7.15.

Mostly dry this morning, but grey overhead.

Not far from HC is Mere Farm Pool. Today a Redshank dropped in. It was chased round a few times by a Lapwing…

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Also on the pool was quite a few Swallows taking insects off the surface…

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Back at The Wardens Office, yet again was quiet. But it did throw up yet another new moth. This one is called Marbled Minor agg (Oligia strgilis agg)…

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It also gave me a better look at a Barred Straw (only my 2nd). The last one being in a web, and high up…

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The only other thing to photograph at The Wardens Office was this Harvestman (Leiobunum rotundum)…

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I found this female Pheasant relaxing in the undergrowth. She certainly was not going to move, and let me get really close…

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This female Large Yellow Underwing was in good condition….

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Ken found and photographed a Spiked Shieldbug, which I was happy about. There seemed plenty of Shieldbugs about today. Including these 2 Shieldbug Nymphs…

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The Redshank on the pool was not the only Redshank we saw today. Plenty of the plant variety about….

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Essex Skippers (Top 2 Photos). Small Skipper (Bottom Photo)…

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Green-veined White…

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Dingy Footman…

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Male Red-tailed Bumblebee…

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Small Fan Foot…

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One bit of important news. Me and Ken are convinced we saw a Nightjar today. Going over tonight to have a look and listen.

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