Overnight trapping wasn't too eventful - Cloaked Minor and Small Square-spot being the only additions for the year. With another glorious day forecast, I had a wander down to the harbour. I'd only reached the drive when I spotted a Hummingbird Hawk-moth nectaring on the Red Valerian beside the car. I only had my "big lens" but grabbed a few images anyway. I saw another two whilst on my travels, so there must be a few about?
|Always a pleasure to spend time watching these fabulous little insects and their frantic feeding technique|
The only other sightings of note were two Yellow Wagtails, one on the beach below Winterstoke Steps and the other in Ramsgate Harbour, by the old Casino and a Spotted Flycatcher in King George VI Park. Are these late arriving migrants or already failed breeders heading back south?
Pre - work update!
There have been at least three more Hummers around the Red Valerian, since my original posting, plus a number of Painted Lady butterflies which suggests that there is quite a substantial insect migration taking place on Thanet today.
I used the macro gear, but didn't have a high enough shutter speed (something to think about when the next occasion arises) - good enough to share though.
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