Monday, 22 July 2013

Radley Gravel Pits 22nd July

 Emerald Damselfly

 Southern Hawker

 Small Red Eyed Damselfly

 Small Red Eyed Damselfly

 Small White

 Small Copper

 Marsh Woundwort
Small Skipper
Large Skipper
Small White
Large White
Green Veined White
Small Copper (my 1st of the year!)
Purple Emperor, an amazing record and a 1st for Radley I believe . A female was seen flying around the Sallows at the southern end of the pits between the reed fringed pond and the main railway line . The nearest wood is Lock Wood but I have no idea if they are in there!
Small Tortoiseshell
Red Admiral
Marbled White
Meadow Brown

2 Emerald Damselflies seen around the edge of Orchard Lake
100's of Common Blue Damselflies
Azure Damselfly
Blue Tailed Damselfly
Red Eyed Damselfly
1 Small Red Eyed Damselfly seen on Orchard lake resting on floating water weed.
Southern Hawker
Brown Hawker
5 Emperor Dragonfly including an ovipositing female
Four Spotted Chaser
Black Tailed Skimmer
Common Darter
Ruddy Darter

Little Egret was seen in trees at the edge of orchard Lake and an Oystercatcher was heard flying over

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