< BACK   The Wetland Centre, August 8th 2013   NEXT>  
It was a perfect day at The Wetland Centre, not too hot with lots of sun. It was very quiet as far as birds were concerned although there were lots of chicks and ducklings around, but there were more butterflies and insects than I've seen for a while.
There's no prize for guessing the name of this one - it's a Red-eyed Damselfly:
Red-eyed Damselfly

I've never seen this before - a Silver Y Moth feeding:

Silver Y Moth

The moth gets it's name from the silver y mark on its wing:
Silver Y Moth

The Common Blue butterfly is not all that common - the male is a brilliant blue and although the female is duller she is still beautifully marked:

Common Blue (male)
Common Blue (female)
Common Blue (female)

The Gatekeeper butterfly is brighter than the similar Meadow Brown, and has two white spots in the dark patch on the wing as opposed to one:

Small White

Speckled Wood

Two of the many Hoverflies:

Myathropa florea

Eristalis arbustorum

And some of the bees:
White-tailed Bumblebee
Red-tailed Bumblebee (female)

There were large numbers of domestic Honey-bees

The only bird I photographed was this juvenile Herring Gull upsetting the Black-headed Gulls:
Herring Gull (juvenile)

Finally, a few photos from a previous visit that I havn't posted yet:
Pyramid Orchid
Meadow Brown Butterfly
Guess what!

  All Photographs © Brian Price except where stated