I arrived on site at 9 am a beautiful sunny morning and waited,after about an hour the first fleeting glimpse in the tree tops and then she came down and spent the next hour sunning herself and I assume laying eggs in the blackthorn,she was a beauty and very cooperative,must have been a film star in a former life,and here she is:-
Meanwhile closer to home,flycatchers have been quite numerous so far this autumn.
MALE ADONIS UNDERWING.
This ugly bug will turn into an ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH next spring.
ALL ALONE ON A SILVER SEA.
HERMOD being towed to West Africa passing Dover today, for more detail see Dover Marina.com