Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sydlings Copse 15th September

Had a two and a half hour walk round sydlings today.

At least 7 Buzzards flying around calling.
2 Raven seen mobbing a Buzzard.
2 Linnet
7 Yellowhammer.

Lots of Common Green Grasshoppers seen today.

Also 2 Roesel's Bush Crickets and a Speckled Bush Cricket.

Lots of Common and Ruddy Darters flying around,also a few Migrant Hawkers.
2 Dock Bugs (in final instar) on bramble and 1 Gorze shieldbug.
6 Harlequin Ladybirds seen on Mugwort
Butterflies seen:- Small White, Small Copper, Peacock, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood 

1 comment:

  1. Dock Bug: Had 7 adult and final two instar stages on same plant of Broad-leaved Dock near Hitchcopse Pit on Wednesday. Never seen such a concentration before. Previous Thursday final instars were amongst the cut hay at Barton Fields. Is this an exceptional year for the species I wonder ?