Tuesday 28 July 2015

Hummingbird Hawkmoth in our garden today

About an hour ago, Emma found a Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on budleia in our garden (Bridgend). This is only the seventh we've recorded here since 2004. Despite the cool windy weather it lingered before disappearing into adjacent gardens. Also in the garden today were singles of Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and Peacock, but more unusually a worn Ringlet, only the third we've recorded. There have been plenty in nearby Broadlands this summer.

We also took a short visit to Margam Abbey this morning where we logged 13 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown and a Common Blue.

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