Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Longhorns bloom

Another record broken today at Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire. Three cracking Agapanthia villosoviridescens - aka Golden-Bloomed Grey Longhorn, were showing well around the south end of the site. As with lots of things, these are early out this year, the previous Tophill early date was May 23rd.

Not the best picture but a stunning little beetle all the same.

A Greenshank the best of the birds around and a few Garden Warblers are now in and singing.

Didn't count the dragonflies but Large Red Dam, Common Blue Dam, Azure Dam, Blue-tailed Dam, Red-eyed Dam and a few Four Spotted Chasers all found easily without over stretching myself - still can't find a Hairy at this site.

Common Blues on the wing on the butterfly front but no sign of any Brown Argus on the wing here... yet!

No comments:

Post a Comment