17.0°C > 18.5°C. medium high cloud and hazy sun: Force 3 SE wind; good visibility
(65th visit of the year)
Unable to make an early visit but decided on a visit during the middle of the day to try and add some butterfly species to the site year list – and failed to see a single butterfly. Not sure why – it was certainly warm-enough (>10°C) and there was hazy if not direct sun. There was a brisk SE wind but that did not deter the 100s of damselflies.
Nothing much of note with the sailing boats probably deterring anything other than the residents.
A few insects of note
Added Blue-tailed Damselfly to my site year-list
Added the moth Common Nettle-tap (Anthophila fabriciana) to my site year-list
Several Red-and-Black Froghoppers (Cercopis vulnerata)
A female Cheilosia pagana
4 +3 (2 broods) Great Crested Grebes
2 + 2 Swans
4 (2) + 8 (1 brood) Mallard
25 + 12 (4 broods) Coots
A so-called mating-wheel of Common Blue Damselflies.
and the other end.
A small hoverfly: not much to go on here, but