Thanks to Phil Smith for sending me these great shots of White Satin Moth, taken at a colony in the dunes at AInsdale recently.
Lovely insects, I usually get a few in the moth trap at Dempsey Towers each year, but they look so much better in these pictures - cheers Phil.
Funny how the pupae of a snow white moth are jet black....
Bits and bobs about today - I had a Cuckoo in flight over the dunes at Birkdale and Common Buzzard there too, and singing Reed Warbler on the Green Beach, which also held Blue Tailed Damselfly and Four Spot Chaser.
Saw Phil down there, and he'd had a female Broad Bodied Chaser too - always good to know they're still about.
Gannets diving offshore at Ainsdale and a smallish wader roost between here and Weld Road, where Bee Orchid is now flowering.
Right, off to bed (but not before my weekly injection of Psychoville II), ready for an early dart to Hartlepool in the hope the White Throated Robin is still about _ last I heard, ladders had been deployed like a medieval siege to try and get views of the bird in a doctor's garden - sounds like old times, what a blast.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...