Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Big numbers of Widdrington

Narrow bordered five-spotted Burnet

Common White Wave

Straw Dot

One of three spider 'tents'

Brown China Mark

Elephant Hawkmoth

At Widdrington tip yesterday there were huge numbers of insects on the wing. The most notable numbers were c650 Ringlet butterflies, c280 Meadows Brown, 260 Small Skipper, 3 Large Skipper, 28 Common Blue, 168 Narrow bordered 5-spot Burnet, 234 Straw dot, 171 Shaded Broad-bar and singles of Common White Wave and Garden Tiger moth.
2 Juvenile Cuckoos were sitting in seperate Alder trees being fed by Meadow Pipits. 
Some pics above from Widdrington and a couple of moths from my garden trap.

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