Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Kenfig NNR

Kenfig NNR  Interesting day spent at the reserve yesterday, lots going on and some rather early sightings including the following; Burnet Companion, Common & Garden Carpet, Common Heath in very healthy numbers. Disturbed a 'cloud' of Elachista argentella in a sheltered dune pocket along with a single Anania fuscalis. Highlight of the morning was a suberb male Emperor that posed very conveniently for a variety of images, this is the first time I have seen the species away from my more familiar haunts in the uplands.

Among the butterflies were Small Blue, Small Copper, Dingy Skipper, Orange-tip and Brimstone.

Good numbers of Common Blue Damselfly emerging and several Large Red Damselfly seen. Distant view of a Hairy Dragonfly lost to view over foliage.

Apologies for the rather poor quality of the micro images, I was too impatient!!!


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