Mid-Devon Field Meeting – Chudleigh Knighton Heath

Mid Devon Field Meeting Chudleigh Knighton Heath – Tuesday 13 June 2017

 Green hairstreak butterfly     Green hairstreak butterfly

Emperor butterfly  Emperor dragonfuly

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