Not a nice day, with showers on and off until around 4:00pm. Did manage a walk late afternoon, but there was very little to see. Main highlight was the small influx of Meadow Pipits coming up the island, with two parties of 16 and then 8 heading north. No doubt others passed by unnoticed in the rain during the day.
No sign of any Ivy Bees or Hornet Mimic Hoverflies, in fact I only found one bee a Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) at the top of Penn's Wood where there was just the one visible Harlequin Ladybird.
The rain did encourage a few Bloody-nosed Beetles to venture out and I came across a pair mating.
I have new venture now and that is to photograph the flora on Portland. When there are times when there is little to write about, I shall endeavour to add a few images to the blog and on a new set of pages titled Portland Flora Here
Here are a few images from this afternoon.
A pair of Bloody-nosed Beetles.
Just the one Harlequin Ladybird seen today.
Hart's-tongue Fern, Asplenium scolopendrium
Old Man’s Beard, Clematis vitalba (Also known as Travellers’ Joy & Wild Clematis)