Monday, 25 July 2016

Sparrowhawk and a Turtle Dove

Sparrowhawk ♂, Accipiter nisus
On July 5th I met Mark at Chiddingfold Forest and saw White Admirals and a Turtle Dove which called from the top of a dead tree. On the way home I stopped at Houghton Forest where I found a Red Admiral larva.
  On July 6th Sue called me to the window where we watched a male Sparrowhawk plucking a bird on the paving below - wow!
Chiddingfold Forest:
unidentified bracket fungus

Common Spotted-orchids, Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Common Spotted-orchid
Common Woodlouse, Oniscus asellus
Creeping Cinquefoil, Potentilla reptans
Creeping Cinquefoil
Foxgloves, Digitalis purpurea
Ground beetle, Nebria species
Hard Rush, Juncus inflexus
Honeysuckle, Lonicera caprifolium
unidentified insect nest on grass stem
Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus
Lesser Stitchwort, Stellaria graminea
Light Emerald moth, Campaea margaritata
Marbled White, Melanargia galathea
Marsh Thistle, Cirsium palustre
Meadow Brown ♂, Maniola jurtina
Musk Mallow, Malva moschata
Musk Mallow
Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella
Perforate St John's Wort, Hypericum perforatum
Pharaoh Ant, Monomorium pharaonis
Ringlet, Aphantopus hyperantus
Semaphore Fly, Poecilobothrus nobilitatus
Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae
Mark leads the way
Turtle Dove, Streptopelia turtur
unidentified wasp
White Admiral, Limenitis camilla
White Admiral
Wild rose, Rosa species
Wolf Spider ♀ with cocoon, Pardosa lugubris
Houghton Forest:
Common Earwig ♀, Forficula auricularia
Dark Strawberry Tortrix, Celypha lacunana
unidentified harvestman
Mirid bugs, Grypocoris stysi
Red Admiral larva, Vanessa atalanta
Brookfield Park, July 7:
Brookfield Park, Littlehampton
Black Horehound, Ballota nigra
Chicory, Cichorium intybus
Hedge Bindweed, Calystegia sepium
Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella

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