Bottom Combe Quarry, Easton Railway Cutting and Wakeham Wood
Another early morning visit, no butterflies seen but one Carnation Tortrix moth was flying around the brambles.
A few more birds about with Swifts, Swallows and House Martins all seen flying over the quarry and Wakeham Wood. Just the one warbler today a Common Whitethroat singing from the quarry and good to see a Song Thrush carrying food for youngsters close to Wakeham Wood.
Here are a few images from this morning:
Close to Wakeham Wood a Song Thrush carrying food for youngsters.
Ivy Broomrape, Orobanche hederae
The Railway Cuttings just south of Easton.
Every Daisy seems to have its own Lesser Thick-legged Flower Beetle
Not photographed today, but this is a Brown-tail Moth recorded - 3 Jul 17.
Not Brown-tails but Lackey Moth caterpillars. And here is the...........
............moth itself. This Lackey Moth was recorded - 23 Jul 17.
A White-lipped Banded Snail.
Birds Recorded: Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, 2 Swift, 2 House Martin, 2 Swallow, Dunnock, Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Common Whitethroat, Great Tit, Wren, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.
Moths Recorded: 1 Carnation Tortrix (Cacoecimorpha pronubana)
Bees Recorded: Honey Bees
Bugs and Beetles Recorded: Lesser Thick-legged Flower Beetle (Ischnomera cyanea)
Caterpillars Recorded: Brown-tail Moth and The Lackey Moth
Slugs and Snails Recorded: White-lipped Banded Snail (Cepaea hortensis)