I did get to see some butterflies though - red admiral, small copper, orange tip and speckled wood - and I did find a pug moth in the toilet block and a newly emerged purple bar on vegetation by the footpath.
Pug Moth Sp.
Crab Spider - hiding by a red campion flower to ambush prey
Crab Spider - missing 2 front legs on the right side
Cricket Sp. Nymph
Over the sheltered cliffs of Heybrook Bay 20+ house martin were hawking insects low over the vegetation out of the cool breeze and a fulmar passed by heading out towards The Mewstone. A pair of cirl buntings showed well here too with a second pair seen at Wembury Point and a third male heard singing in the HMS Cambridge hedge. Whitethroats, chiffchaffs and blackcaps were seen and heard and a willow warbler was heard singing at The Point.
Male Cirl Bunting
Ruby Tailed Wasp - parasite of solitary bee larva
Ruby Tailed Wasp - also known as cuckoo wasp
2 common lizards and still bonking bloody nosed beetles were also seen as the sun began to show itself more and more but it remained chilly and it was time to go home for a family get together at Dawn and Andy's house.
Bloody Nosed Beetles - bonking as usual!
Bloody Nosed Beetle Larva - the result of the above!
I did see willow warblers busily singing away and I saw a male redstart singing in the area where the 2 males were having a bit of a dispute on my last visit - the song was more like the usual song of a redstart but with occassional harsh and quiet phrases so maybe the second male is still in the area.
Male Redstart - note the bare tree in Mid-May!
Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary