In reply to Germain:
Germain said:Mike, I think it's a Silver Y playing tricks
I think you could be 100% right.
The silver y isn't in any of my books, and because there are so many different species of moth in the UK alone, I took a wild guess. Many thanks for the correction.
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In reply to Mike B:
I saw a Silver Y at Minsmere recently, I was lucky enough to see it in flight and watch it land otherwise I would never have seen it. The upside down Y that gives it it's name showing right in the middle of it's wing. Before I found one in the garden during Lockdown last year I'd never come across one.
Also at Minsmere a couple of Small Heath Butterflies
In reply to TJS:
Yes, I'd seen that, but wasn't able to comment. I know I could easily join the Minsmere group, as with any other group, the only reason why I don't join these groups is down to the massive dose of notifications. I know I can mute, but that also seems a never ending task, and the increase in notifications via email, sends my email provider into overdrive sending all forum posts straight to spam!
But I still view a great many of the posts via the home page, there's always something interesting.
Yesterday the weather was stunning and I had plenty to count on one of my survey sites - It has been such an odd year and this particular site has been returning reducing numbers over the last few years but there was a marked difference yesterday and the only thing I can put it down to is ragwort providing a nectar source in drought conditions - it was full of Small Copper, Small Heath, 3 types of White - Large, Small and Green-veined, wonderfully fresh Brown Argus, Common Blue, Peacock, Wall and Red Admiral but the absolute stars of the show were 4 cracking Clouded Yellow - I actually had to point them out to other people walking past them.
2013 photos & vids here
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TJS said:Hi Mike,
Fingers crossed for North Yorkshire. If you watched Heartbeat, that was filmed predominantly in the village of Goathland and surrounding moorland with many scenes in Whitby and Grosmont.
I/we will look forward to your photos and reports
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