Monday, 1 June 2015

Thursday blues and Friday walks

female Adonis Blue, Polyommatus bellargus
On Thursday I did my weekly Mill Hill butterfly transect: Adonis Blue 15, Brimstone, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Grizzled Skipper 2, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Heath 3, Wall. Moths: Cinnabar, Violet Cosmet, Common Yellow Conch.

  Friday was a stormy day and we did a morning walk to the pier then onto the new River Arun walkway. Late afternoon blue skies appeared and we visited Arundel WWT and enjoyed watching Moorhen chicks. Sue fed the Greylag and Canada goslings. She hid the seed bag from the persuasive Mute Swan that encouraged her to give up her bird food last time we visited
male Adonis Blue
mating Adonis Blues
Common Yellow Conch, Agapeta hamana
Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus malvae
Violet Cosmet, Pancalia leuwenhoekella
male Wall, Lasiommata megera
This sometimes happens when I press the shutter button - bad timing! Makes for an interesting photo though.

Beach and Arun:
Wild rose, Rosa species

Arundel WWT:
Alder Sawfly, Eriocampa ovata

case of Common Sweep moth, Psyche casta
Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis
Hoverfly, Parhelophilus species
Moorhen chick, Gallinula chloropus

Moorhen with nesting material

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