The highlight of today was a Eyed Hawk Moth resting on a buttercup stem in the full glare of the sun, most unusual. It had probably just emerged as it was in pristine condition. It looks like a good year for them as I caught one in my garden trap a couple of nights ago. (see below)
The one today was only the 3rd record, the previous two in 1988 and 2008.
Butterflies included 2 Dingy Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Heath, Peacock, 2 Small Copper and a male Orange-tip.
It was perfect weather for dragonflies; 2 female and 1 male Broad-bodied Chaser were flying with Four Spot Chaser, Banded Demoiselle, Azure and Blue-tailed damsel.
Chris Parkin sent in the following sightings
Painted Lady 3, Red Admiral, Brown Argus, Small Heath 42, Small Copper 2 and White Pinion Spotted moth.
Monk Bretton tip
Painted Lady 2, Brown Argus and 10 Mother Shipton Moths.