Brimstone moth Brimstone moth (underside)
There were about 30 Swifts south of the railway line, seemingly on a level with the distant planes heading for Heathrow, and small groups of Starlings and squawking Ring-necked Parakeets.
Earlier in the day there had been a Green-veined White butterfly in the garden, and the first Speckled Wood for a while. Back in the late 70's ,when I did my first period of recording, there were no Speckled Woods to be seen in my garden. Instead the Wall butterfly was a frequent visitor. Now there are no Walls to be found in these parts. There was a female Bee Moth indoors. After dark there were a couple of Lacewings at the lounge window, along with a couple of additions to my growing moth list:
Riband Wave moth