Thursday, 26 June 2014

An Eye-Opener!

Yesterday was a rerun of the previous Tuesday.  Most of the wildlife was the same, so that one may be read here
New things yesterday included a family of Jays, a dead Mole, many more Marbled Whites, a single fast-flying Dark Green Fritillary.  Of course the most unexpected new experience was the cavorting lesbians.  Standing on the limestone pavement and admiring the view was meant to be the climax of the morning, but I spotted what was going on, and led my students away.  Instead, we peered over the cliff a little further on, and this Little Owl stared back briefly before flying off with what looked like bits of old Rabbit. The sun made the butterflies much more active than last week, so the Dark Green Fritillary photo is an old one.  

Little Owl
Dark Green Fritillary
 Banded Demoiselle
 Female Demoiselle
 Pair of Banded Demoiselles
 Marbled White
 Recently Emerged Marbled White
 Bee Orchid
 Record Shot of Goldcrest
Jay (c) 2014 Aileen Urquhart
 Goldcrest (c) 2014 Aileen Urquhart
 Meadow Brown (c) 2014 Aileen Urquhart
 Pyramidal Orchids (c) 2014 Aileen Urquhart
 Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens) [Thanks B. Warrington]
 Large Skippers
 Male Large Skipper
 Marbled Whites
 Little Owl
 Chimney Sweeper
 Deceased Mole
 Speckled Wood
 Welsh Chafer (thanks to Barry Warrington)
 Small Tortoiseshell
 Toadstool (Technical Assistance Doug Ombler)

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