Our Garden and Denso Marston Nature Reserve. Early Aug 2018

These are a few photos from our garden and a couple of walks through Denso Marston Nature Reserve and along the river.

Mint Moth

I am sure that Mint Moths have been around our garden for years but unless you stop and look you never see them.

Mint Moth

This one has different colouring to the first one I posted. I think this might be because this one is the second brood of the year.

Brown Hawker

A month or so back the ponds at Denso Marston Nature Reserve were swarming with damselflies. During these recent visits I only saw one or two but did spot a Brown Hawker flying about.

Brown Hawker

These two photos show the Brown Hawker ovipositing (laying its eggs) on vegetation just under the water.

Shield Bug

I spotted shield bugs on several plants.

Shield Bug

I could imagine that if this Cow Parsley was still green these bugs would be quite difficult to spot.

Shield Bug

This seed head has 4 shield bugs on it.

Ladybird

Several Ladybirds were around too.

Blue tit

After keeping quiet at the Spider Club feeding station for a few seconds birds started to come along. Kije this Blue Tit.

Blue tit

This one preferred to feed off the seeds on the ground.

Robin

Whereas this juvenile Robin was happy to get food from the raised board.

Robin

As was this Robin that is a bit older.

Speckled Wood

This Speckled Wood went onto the ground and kept flicking its wings, something I had not seen before. It was only when I looked at the image later that I realised that it was on what i assume are the remains of a Speckled Wood. The wing is very pale.

Speckled Wood

There were quite a few Speckled Wood butterflies around.

Comma

I also managed to spot this Comma butterfly.

Grey Heron

And here is an obligatory photo of a Grey Heron. I have hundreds of photos of them now. 🙂

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