Thursday, 23 July 2020

Birds, Butterflies & Lunar Hornet Moth

More exploring the superb East Devon Pebblebed Heaths and Bystock Pools NR during the last few days and a great morning spent on the patch with Matt Knott. Thanks to Matt I also managed to see the holy grail of moths, the Lunar Hornet Moth!
Moorhen chick, Bystock Pools NR - one of two family groups

Moorhen and chick, Bystock Pools NR

Moorhen chick, Bystock Pools NR

Juvenile Peregrine with full crop

Six-spot Burnet, Bystock Pools NR

Six-spot Burnet, Bystock NR

Small Heath, Bystock Pools NR

Small Heath, Bystock Pools NR

Wall Butterfly, Withycombe Raleigh Common
Wall Butterfly, Withycombe Raleigh Common

At home, the House Sparrows are on their 2nd or even 3rd brood now!

The incredible Lunar Hornet Moth.
One of several similar 'mimic' species, known as Clearwings

The incredible Lunar Hornet Moth.
One of several similar 'mimic' species, known as Clearwings



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