Sunday, 18 July 2010
Woke up to a fine morning yesterday albeit with a slight chill in the Westerly Wind, did not have much time as I was expecting a delivery at home. So took a two hour walk along Buller Downs to see what I could find. On the bird front it was quite disappointing with just Dunnock. Chiffchaff, Greenfinch, and all the usual Corvids. A really heavy overnight Dew kept the insect activity to a minimum, with just a few Gatekeeper and Wall Brown Butterflies and a few Hover Flies around. The big highlight of the morning was a Humming Bird Hawkmoth which put in a quick 20 second appearance, but no chance for Photo's.
HOVER FLY = SCAEVA PRYASTRI.