A fresh west wind overcast but plenty of sunny spells
|Peregrine practicing its stoop|
|Great White Egret with a small shrimp |
And showing a well washed dark foot
|The size difference was not so obvious this afternoon as the Little Egret was closer |
But this shot does show the different profile and thicker neck of the Great White
|Mature male Migrant Hawker|
A belated record from July 26th. Belated because I was waiting for verification as it's only the third record for Lancashire, and the only one North of the Ribble.
It was resting on the South harbour arm and I only spotted it because I was scanning along the wall at a low angle in order to see any insects standing out above the surface. Even knowing exactly where it was it took a while to locate because of the excellent camouflage. The caterpillars feed on lichen and the adults rest on lichen covered walls, rendering them virtually invisible to the prying eyes of hungry birds.
|Marbled Green moth|