7.8.16.

Sunday…Mainly sunny, with strong winds…23ºC

With our trip to Minsmere called off, due to The Western Swamphen not being seen Saturday. Me and Ken decided on a trip to Grafton Woods, Worcestershire, to search for Brown Hairstreaks. Unfortunately we did not see any. But other people had seen them. We were joined on our walk by Brian Gregory who we met on our walk to the wood. Amazingly Brian lives close to me and Ken. All 3 of us totally enjoyed our day at Grafton Woods…

I’m only going to post names of the wildlife we saw, due to the size of tonights post..

Butterflies..

Painted Ladies…

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Common Blue…

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Small Copper…

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Purple Hairstreak…

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Silver-washed Fritillary…

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Large Skipper…

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Brimstone…

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Peacock…

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Dragonflies and Damselflies…

Common Darter…

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Emperor…

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Emerald Damselfly…..

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Broad-bodied Chaser…

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There were good numbers of Migrant Hawkers…

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Southern Hawkers…

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It was a fantastic day, just a shame we did not see Brown Hairstreak.

Last Night I did a Moth Trapping session…

A dark Orange Swift…

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Shuttle-shaped Dart…

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Single-dotted Wave…

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The highlight of the night was at last getting a Vapourer to photograph…

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White-shouldered House Moth…

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Brimstone Moth…

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I did not think my 1st Thorn in my trap, would be this Dusky Thorn…

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Common Carpet…

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I have to go through the next moths, just to double check. I think they are a mixture of Common Rustic and Straw Underwings…

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