I had started the morning in The Wyre and while birding I decided to check out one of the small pools. Despite the cold weather, I was desperate to see some Odonata, I was fed up of waiting ! Whilst mooching around I flushed a singe Large Red Damselfly ..Result ( a lifer ! ) It obliged by posing for a pic.
|Large Red Damselfly|
I completed the mooch with a cheeky Slow Worm at last, they never seem to be around when I visit but Saturday I happened upon a snoozy pair. Also, a pair of the Micro moths like I had seen on my patch earlier in the week also showed well, Adela reamurella.
|Adela reamurella (male and female)|
The Damselfly luck continued on Sunday when I saw 2 fresh male Beautiful Damoiselles at Upton. I was delighted with this find, I don't think there had been many seen at all yet.
|Male Beautiful Demoiselle|
Whilst wandering the wooded area the same morning I also spotted what at first I thought was a Small White butterfly, but then realised it was a moth. That got me excited, and fortunately I was able to get a photographic record to help me ID it as A Common White Wave ( a lifer !) After hearing several I also finally got a good look at a Lesser Whitethroat, but Garden Warbler escaped me for now.
|Common White Wave Moth|
|A nice find to end the long weekend in the field|