Dispersal is taking place so I'm not getting any sightings, but when I leave a camera up, the voles are there.
Sunday, 29 August 2021
Grey seals on a distant shore.
It takes about 45 minutes to walk across to the island. Check the tide times before you set off, wear stout or waterproof footwear and take a bottle of water with you. There is a useful car park next to Morrison's on the sea front.
This is the Clifden Nonpareil, sometimes described as the "holy grail" of moth trapping. I never thought I'd see one, so I was hugely excited when I saw the flash of blue underwing - no other moth has this. They are impressively large and shaped like the Old Lady moth, which at first I thought it was.
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Saturday, 21 August 2021
Above, a Wall butterfly and below a Purple Hairstreak, both seen at Burton Mere, Cheshire.
I've had no water vole sightings for a week, but I'm not worried as they're always shy and scattered at this time of year as the young disperse to new territories.