Herring Gull with 1 Chick on my Chimney Stack
It was overcast and breezey but still warm and humid and after pottering around the house doing chores I had a walk over to Ford Park Cemetery for a look around. As I was walking up the road to the cemetery entrance a marbled white was flitting around in a garden and on entering the cemetery gates more marbled whites were seen along with ringlets, a single red admiral, a few large skippers and a few meadow browns.
Marbled White - recently emerged
A cinnabar moth was on the wing with some small caterpillars seen feeding on ragwort and there were a few 6 spot burnet on the wing along with burnet companion moths.
Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars
A buzzard flew over being mobbed by herring gulls, a ring necked parakeet was heard screeching, 3 noisy raven fledglings were flying around amongst the head stones and a chiffchaff and blackcap were heard singing.
I had a quick look around the elm trees in nearby Central Park in the area where white letter hairstreaks were seen last year but with no luck before heading home to carry on with the chores and just missing seeing the new Great Western Railway train leave Plymouth railway station - not a bad way though to spend a couple of hours out of the house.