A Few Days Out Day 2

Due to the weather turning for the worse I decided on staying around the B&B and investigating the woodland rather than the planned trip to Aston Rowant. Red Kite and Buzzard were following the plough in the nearby field, Swallows were overhead and House Sparrow and Yellowhammer in the hedgerow nearby. In on the woodland ride there was little flying around in the overcast conditions but as always you could rely Ringlet and Meadow Brown braving it. A Magpie Moth gave flight and rested in the nearby grass and started laying eggs before giving flight again.

Further in I was being to find little insect life but the birds had picked up with Coal Tit, Great Tit, Robin and Chaffinch seen and with Hobby going thru overhead , Great Spotted Woodpecker seen and Nuthatch heard. A couple of the many hoverflies ID were Marmalade, Seicomyia silentis and Chrysotoxum bicinctum  and to finish the walk, and nearly stepping on it, a beautiful Painted Lady my first of the year

 

Painted Lady Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly

 

Magpie Moth

 Magpie Moth

 

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