A very blustery but sunny day here on Portland. Main highlights were 3 Mimic Hornet Hoverflies on the buddleia in the grounds of St Andrew's Church, where there was also a Sand Wasp Ectemnius sexcinctus. Another good highlight was a Small Copper in Penn's Weare.
Also recorded several Dark Bush-crickets (Pholidoptera griseoaptera) chirping away and both Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) & Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus).
Just the 2 Wall Lizards in the grounds of St Andrew's Church and 3 Harlequin Ladybirds in Penn's Wood.
Here are a few images from this afternoon.
A Small Copper in Penn's Weare
Also here plenty of Common Drone Flies on the flowering Ivy.
One of the many grasshoppers along Penn's Weare.
A Wall Lizard
A Mimic Hornet Hoverfly..............
........and another Volucella zonaria.
A Ectemnius sexcinctus Sand Wasp.
One of the three Harlequin ladybirds at the top of Penn's wood
A quick visit to The Fleet to sell one our tenders. On the bund 3 Linnets.
The Fleet this morning
And a Linnet looks on from...........
.........one of the tenders on the bund.