Tuesday, 17 September 2019

More Willows

I counted a record 12 Willows at Finedon (17 Sept), including three ovipositing pairs including this very flexible pair. The pond is now dry and only Willows, a single female Common Emerald, a few Ruddy darters and Migrant Hawkers were present.

Elsewhere, Willows have been seen at Fermyn Woods Country Park. This is great after I found egg scars there last year - this is around the Big Pit Pond. The pond at the Cirby Eurohub now also hosts Willows, and good numbers were recorded at nearby Priors Hall.

Definately the best Willow Emerald year so far.