|Drinker Moth caterpillar|
|Common Red Damselfly|
This afternoon Dee and I had a stroll locally around Stockton Cutting Nature Reserve, strangely enough somewhere we've never tried, even though it's right on our doorstep. Here we met up with Bob Hazell and his wife, does he ever go anywhere without his scope! After a catch up with Bob we had a cracking visit with some excellent butterflies including: Small Blue, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Brimstone, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper and Large White. A couple of Hairy dragonfly ended an enjoyable visit.
Also worth noting that while writing my post this evening a Barn Owl flew directly over the boat calling, amazingly my first local bird of the year!