The invading force has arrived
Quite likely a migrant also, Angle Shades
Silver Y a classic migrant
I don't see many of these, Dark Sword-grass
Star moth of the last few days is this Glaucous Shears, a tick
Having dipped on Cuckoo last month when younger daughter got one in the garden I was finally rewarded this morning as I fettled the moth trap, first one in the garden for two years.
There are also hundreds of these about at the moment, Cocksfoot Moth, Loch of Bosquoy
I had come across the CMs here before but this was new for me -
Hoverflies have been pretty good too with these my favourites
A slightly confusing Helophilus hybridus, thanks to Roger Morris for confirming this
This one was more typical and an easier ID
Both these species are potentially migrants also.
Other than the Cuckoo it's all been a bit quiet on the bird front the odd Redpoll has popped in on the feeders or flown over but mostly it's checking on the breeding birds... a flyby Bee-eater wouldn't go amiss.
Sitting on a post means just one thing...