14 Sep 20

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In the garden this morning 2 Straw-barred Pearl moths were seen flying around and then a third one entered the cottage.

One of the 3 Straw-barred Pearls seen in the garden and cottage today.

Old Quarry Lane, Wakeham Meadow, Perryfield Quarry Butterfly Reserve, Penns Wood, St Andrew's Church Grounds, Church Ope Cove, Penn's Weare, Penn's Copse, Rufus Castle, The Cuttings Quarry, Bumpers Lane and Lower Horse Paddock.

A beautiful warm sunny day, but no real highlights. Just 3 Swallows, 2 Blackcaps and a Siskin the only migrants noted.

Not so many butterflies either, though a Wall Brown was good to see at the Perryfields butterfly reserve.

Here are a few images from this afternoon

One of the many Wall Lizards out in the sun today.

And another lizard, albeit a legless one, a Slow-worm

Not an easy shot especially as I was a good 20 metres away. However left of centre is one of the many Ivy Bees around their nest site just above the Cuttings Quarry. This is a nest site which has been used every year since I moved here and probably many years before I arrived on the island.

A Common Carder Bee

A male Long Hoverfly

And Ted waiting for me to catch up.

Mammals Recorded: Bunny

Birds Recorded: Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Swallow, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 2 Blackcap, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Siskin and Goldfinch

Reptiles Recorded: Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis)

Butterflies Recorded: Large White, Small White, Speckled Wood, Wall Brown, Red Admiral and Common Blue

Bees Recorded: Honey Bees (Apis mellifera), Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) and Common Carder (Bombus pascuorum)

Wasps Recorded: Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Hoverflies Recorded: Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus), Long Hoverfly (Sphaerophoria scripta), Dead Head Hoverfly (Myathropa florea), Hornet Mimic Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria), Common Dronefly (Eristalis tenax) and Tapered Dronefly (Eristalis pertinax)

Ships Today

This is the Royal Navy’s newest boat "HMS Magpie" to join the RN's Hydrographic Sqn. It is on its way into Weymouth Bay from an unknown location. More on this Vessel Here and Here.

On this day..........
Today's Sightings Here

Today's Sightings Here.

Today' Sightings Here.