This female Long-winged Conehead is LOVING the weather. Check out here ovipositer!
So this is a belated blogulation about yesterdays sun-kissed sightings. The day dawned excitingly with some steady Thrush and Finch movement with 61 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 37 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling as well as 6 Skylark, 1 Snipe and 7 Swallow between first light and 9ish. The garden actually recorded more as me and my dad were positioned at each end so as not to miss anything making these figures underestimates.
An immature type Red-veined Darter
1 of 3 male Red-veined Darters chilling at Longstone.
On another note, or not, as I may have mentioned migrant insects before in this ans every other post – but it’s pretty banging at the moment due to some strong ass southerlies originating in Southern Europe. So here’s some photos of recent catches (all were released unharmed haha):
Crimson Speckled - the holy grail!
Palpita vitrealis - micros are sick!
Gem (female phwooor)