Dragonfly

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) beside garden pond.

Pale Tussock Larva

Vapourer moth larva? Found dead and partly decomposed, on a hawthorn plant. Edit: Pale Tussock larva Calliteara pudibunda – thanks James.

Sawfly larvae

After chewing their way through about 50% of the leaves on the birch tree next door the sawfly larve have transferred into …

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper butterfly, Pyronia tithonus, in the garden at lunchtime. It settled on some spurge plants for a few moments but flew off …

Thirsty gulls and more crickets

Heavy rain this morning at about 8.45 am. Two juvenile gulls on a nearby roof were throwing their heads back and apparently …

Cricket

A buzzard was calling at about 11.30 am this morning. Went to the postbox this afternoon and saw some ripe blackberries on …

Peregrine and dragonfly

A peregrine was flying about and calling near the house all morning – could be a young one turned out by the …

Damselflies

Red Damselfly spotted on 22nd May and several Blues on 24th – the Blues not wasting any time but mating already. Also …