30th May. Too hot for birds

Well it seems as though the spring migration is well and truly over now and that the next six weeks or so will be spent passing the time watching insects and the like. The afternoon was spent wandering around Treeton Dyke in the vain hope that some late migrants might have found it to their liking. Predictably the only such migrant was a single Painted Lady. A few other insects were around and much easier to photograph than their avian friends.

Mother Shipton

Common Blue

Dingy Skipper

Red-eyed Damselfly

Banded Demoiselle

Hard to believe that the latter three species only started occuring in this area within the last 15 years.

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