Moth wise the toilet block held a common marbled carpet, a mullein wave and a green carpet. I found another lackey moth caterpillar nest different to the one I saw on the 15th May and Depressia daucella moth caterpillars were feeding on the dropwort but in much lower numbers than seen last year.
|Depressia Daucella caterpillar on Dropwort|
|Lackey Moth caterpillar nest|
|Male Common Blue|
A repeat walk on the 2nd June in the sunshine and a dunlin was disturbed by walkers along the beach with the oystercatchers. A yellowhammer was singing near the sewage farm and a cirl bunting was also heard nearby. 2 adult ravens were feeding 3 very noisey fledglings in the field above the sheep field and single adult gannets were seen offshore.
Moth wise the toilet block held a silver-ground carpet, a common swift and a riband wave and the Daucell depressia caterpillars were still feeding on the dropwort. My first six-spot burnet moth of the year was on the wing and I found a caterpillar feeding on Birds Foot Trefoil.
|Silver Ground Carpet|
|Common Swift - male|
|Six-Spot Burnet Moth caterpillar|
A large skipper was seen, another first for the year, along with false oil beetles, bloody nosed beetles, speckled wood and a male common blue.
In the valley to the beach ragged robin and yellow flag iris was flowering and I found some thyme-leaved speedwell, a new species for me.
And so two nice walks at Wembury with not much excitement on the bird front but with some nice sightings of other wildlife to compensate.