|3 Small Tortoiseshells and a Peacock (c.OOS)|
You can definitely notice a change in temperatures: it is still very pleasant by day, but there's a noticeable dip in temps after dark: I wonder how the late rush of butterflies are faring? There are still plenty of flowering plants in the garden, and larval plants such as nettles are at their peak. I found the Teasel plants that scatter about at random to be a great attractant at this time, but not a Goldfinch in sight!
There are lots of other flying insects (though Wasps have dropped off, thankfully). This Willow Warbler, having inspected the seed feeders from a few feet, reverted to type and retrieved a blue bottle from the willow tree.
|Willow Warbler with insect prey (c.OOS)|
Blackcaps and Blue Tits are testing the fast ripening Elder berries; all are enjoying this time of plenty.