The Moth Traps continued to show promise as did the Weather.
was a good start to yesterday morning as a First for the Year
and also caught the less typical pale/grey variation on the same Insect.
comparison with Common Quaker (top).
With good numbers now emerging right across the
no surprise that we also caught
all New for the Year, while
GREAT DIVING BEETLE
is our second such of 2017.
Some other 'fliers' which may not be Firsts for the Year but are
Firsts of the Spring
Only a very infrequent visitor to
Bournemouth International Airport
PILATUS PC - 12/45
of Jetfly Aviation, Luxembourg.
Both very brief encounters, taking to the wing almost immediately at our approach
at the Eco Recycling Works and one of the 'smartest' male
we have ever seen in the right light at take off
along with a female.
Lifting the Herps Covers on our first deliberate inspection this year
we also found more additions in the shape of
which was, as usual, so fast there was hardly time for
'stills' let alone 'video clips', a
along with a 'brace' of
to be continued........