First of all congratulations to the Wintersett Ringing Group on the ringing of a Barred Warbler on 27/8! With the hours and years you put in, it is well deserved.
These are the highlights of recent days; on Wednesday (24th) another Willow Emerald was seen in front of the hide on the leaf of Typha latifolia (D Smith/CG). Then on Friday another 2 were seen near the hide on nettles beside the dike ( L & A Corrall).
Meanwhile a Clouded Yellow butterfly flew past the observer, the first since September 2013 (JP). Also on that date a Goldcrest and 4 Swifts.
A Humming Bird Hawk Moth was feeding in Les Corrall's Low Cudworth garden on 26/8.
Today Sunday (28/8/22)
Butterflies included 1 Painted Lady, 8 Red Admiral, 59 Speckled wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 4 Brown Argus, 5 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 8 Large White and 24 unidentified white species.
Yet another Willow Emerald was resting on the Western Meadow gate, our 5th record (C. Parkin).
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