Sunday, 22 July 2012
Angelsey day 3
-Common Spotted Orchids
-Six-Spot Burnet moth on Common Spotted OrchidIt was in that section that all the wildlife seemed to be, as there were quite a few butterflies besides the burnet moths. The first butterfly I stopped to look at was a ringlet, though there were plenty of gatekeepers and meadow browns
-Ringletbut it was not only butterflies that were around, for despite the lack of water I managed to find a ouple of very territorial common darters defending a log, which they had both decided to perch on. I was quite surprised to say the least, as the local pool was completely dried up.
-Common DarterBut to add to the list of brown butterflies that could be found at the site, I spotted a speckled wood resting in a patch of sunlight, which allowed me to take some photos of it.
After lunch we decided to go to the beach at newborough warren becuase the weather was still decent and as a big part of any holiday is spending time at the beach. Whilst swimming in the sea I diddnt see many birds, but there were some oystercatchers flying overhead, that were being horrendously blown off course in the wind.
There were quite a few more interesting flowers though, as in one corner of the car park I spotted some pyramidal orchids, I only recognised them because I had seen them before on the isle of wight, but after a quick cross reference with my previous photos I decided that these probably were too. There were plenty of common spotted orchids too, as well as some sea holly.