The sun was out at Martin Down today but the wind was blowing a "hooly" so butterfly numbers were restricted accordingly.
I saw 9 Dingy Skippers and 7 Grizzled Skippers.
With the wind blowing so hard these butterflies stayed close to the ground making them difficult to photograph.
There were as usual unknown micro moths yet to be identified. Now identified.
And from another angle the same moth.
What is certain is the four "flocks" of angelic moths I found daintily dancing over the Hawthorn bushes were definitely Adela reaumurella. Not only did they fly in tandem they also were pretty good at formation leaf dancing.
On the way back home I popped into Bentley Wood to see how the emergence of Pearl-bordered Fritillary was progressing and although the site was very wet but drying quickly, good numbers of the beautiful butterfly were in evidence.
Its wonderful seeing the PBF's because we wait a year to see them but can you imagine waiting 50 years to see something? My dream came true today when I had the utmost pleasure to find 2 Argent and Sable moths.
Very skittish they are difficult to photograph but I was happy just to see them.
This hobby can be very emotional!!!