Sightings Diary

June 2015

Female Keeled Skimmer
Dartmoor (Yarner, Haytor, Hound Tor, Castle Drogo area), Exeter Canal and River, Stover, Sidmouth, Sidbury, Woodbury Common, Aylesbeare Common, Ludwell Valley (Exeter), Coleton Fishacre, Haldon- Devon, UK. Quantocks - Somerset, UK

June 2015

Birds - 5 Cuckoo's, Whinchat, Stonechats, Raven, Yellowhammer, Dipper, Green Woodpecker, Linnets, Bullfinch, Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Female Sparrowhawk, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Wood Warbler, Nuthaches, Peregrine Falcon Wren, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, House Sparrow, Magpie, Crow, Mute Swan, House Martin, Swallow, Swift, Herring Gull, Cormorant, Heron, Little Egret, Buzzard, Mallard Duck, Moorhen, Robin, Oystercatcher, Goldfinches, Dunnock, Chiffchaffs, Blackbirds, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Grey Wagtail, Jays, Chaffinch, Meadow Pipit

Male Chaffinch

Male Stonechat

Willow Warbler

Female Stonechat

Meadow Pipit


Cucloo (Record image)

Greater Spotted Woodpecker


Female Sparrowhawk

Wild Flowers - Spring Squill, Tormentil, Bartsia, Evening-primrose, Field Pansy, Silverweed, Cinquefoil, Dog-rose, Agrimony, Common Poppy, Fumitory, Red Bartsia, English Stonecrop, Greater Stitchwort, Smooth Hawkbit, Red Campion, Germander Speedwell, Meadow Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup, Pignut, Pink Purslane, Foxglove, Herb-Robert, Yarrow, Wood Sorrell, Greater Celandines, Cuckoo Flower, Cow Parsley, Mouse-ear, Dandelions, Daisies, Wild Broom, Gorse, Trefoil, Rowan Blossom, Smooth-sow Thistle, Toadflax, Garlic Mustard, Forget-me-not, Wood Avens, Green Alkanet, Dove's-foot Cranesbill, Red and White Clover, Mallow, Yellow Iris, Nipplewort, Common Vetch, Tufted Vetch, Bush Vetch, Meadow Vetchling, Grass Vetchling, Ground Ivy, White Dead-nettle, Honesty, Valerian, Alexanders, Common Spotted Orchid, Heath-spotted Orchid, Cow-wheat, Scarlet Pimpernel, Wild Carrot, Sea Carrot, Black Medic, Spotted Medic, Bittersweet, Pennywort, Cotton Grass, Hedge Bindweed, Field Bindweed, Sea Bindweed, Bedstraw, Bee Orchid, Pyramidal Orchid, Slender Thistle, Spear Thistle, Creeping Thistle, Ling Heather, Bell Heather, Cross-leaved Heather, Willowherb, Slender St John's-wort, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Evening Primrose, Greater Mullein, Centaury, Selfheal, Betony, Knapweed, Honeysuckle, Elder Flower, Thrift, Sheep's-bit, Redshank, Ragged Robin, Sheep's-bit

Cotton Grass



Grass Vetchling



Bee Orchid

Pyramidal Orchid

Emerging Bracken Frond

Common Spotted Orchid

Heath Spotted Orchid

Ragged Robin



Butterflies and Moths - 2 Hummingbird Hawk-moths, Green Hairstreaks, Wall, Ringlets, Marbled Whites, Small Copper, Brimstone, Yellow Speckled MothsPainted Lady, Orange-tips, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Large White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large Skipper, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Small White,


Marbled White

Meadow Brown

Yellow Speckled Moth

Small Tortoiseshell Caterpillars?

Green Hairstreak

Male Common Blue

Female Common Blue

Large Skipper

Other - Fallow Deer - including 2 Fawns, Stoat Family - Mother and 3 Kits, Frogs, Newts, Squirrels, Rabbits, Foxes, Oil Beetle, Keeled Skimmers, Common Darter, Southern Hawker, Beautiful Demoiselle, Banded Demoiselle, Large Red Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly, many different Bumble Bees and Hover flies, Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Rose Cockchafer, Thick Kneed Flower Beetle



Oil Beetle

Female Beautiful Demoiselle

Male Keeled Skimmer

White Spider on Foxglove

Rose Cockchafer

Thick Kneed Flower Beetle