Mid Devon Field Meeting Chudleigh Knighton Heath – Tuesday 13 June 2017
Green hairstreak butterfly
12 members attended Chudleigh Knighton Field Meeting this week for a very enjoyable day’s birding in summer sunshine. Apart from all the birds we had the additional interest of observing various dragonflies together with the Heath’s rarest resident,- the narrow-headed ant.
Amongst all the birds seen were a good number of yellowhammers, a pair of kestrel and a pair of buzzards. It was great to have such an extensive knowledge within the group able to identify the dragonflies and damselflies over the pond, eg: emperor, 4spotted chasers, black tailed skimmer, golden ringed, broad-bodied chaser and large red damselfly. They all looked so beautiful in the sunshine. Butterflies included green hairstreak, small heath, speckled wood and brimstone.
Annabelle Strickland, Mid-Devon Coordinator