Sunday, 1 August 2010

Moths, Dragons and Butterflies at the Narrows

Sunday afternoon saw me making another visit to The Narrows at Spurn. Just the seven dragonflies seen - 2 Migrant Hawkers (one above), 4 Common Darters (one below) and a Ruddy Darter around the watchpoint.

Lepidoptera was made up of 46+ Silver Y (below) in the area, a Common Rustic agg, and various Grass moths I really must get into looking at. A variety of butterflies to look at included Large White, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper and Peacock and 37 Common Blues was more than I've seen anywhere else this summer.

Hardly a trickle of birds going through area 14.20-17.20. 50+ Swallows, a couple of Sand Martins moved through, the sea was deathly quiet, but there was brightness on the Humber in the shape of 7 Little Egrets along the shoreline from The Narrows to the Crown at Kilnsea.

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