Today’s sightings…

A pair of Pied Wagtails have bred at Toad Holes beck which is good news.  Also at the site I found (due to the cool spring) that Damselflies and butterflies were in short supply.  About 20 Azure Damselflies only were recorded however some were egg laying which was a good sign.  Two species of butterflies were observed a single worn Speckled Wood and 2 Small Whites.

Talking of Toad Holes beck Mark Brookes contacted me to say that he had seen a possible Leech at the pond.  I have not seen one myself but from a pond survey carried out in 2013 the species is present.

34 Jackdaws were at Caldene Fields including many juveniles.


At Raw Nook Nr Azure Damselflies were evident but no Large Reds of Blue-tailed were recorded.  Low numbers of moths were caught again last night which are also been affected by the cool windy weather, 6 Heart & Dart, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Small square spot and another male White Ermine.


Azure Damselfly


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