Chamber’s Farm Wood – 5th June 2016

Enjoying the wonderful weather, I headed to Chamber's Farm Woods in Lincs with the dog looking for Grizzled Skipper, plus the other specialities such as Wood White, Marsh Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. 
Marsh Fritillary
Marsh Fritillary
mating Marsh Fritillary
Mother Shipton moth
Dingy Skipper

Having dipped my only lifer, Grizzled Skipper, I went to the butterfly garden by the car park and was rewarded with two Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoths. Having missed out on these several times, it was excellent to get great views of this enchanting species. 
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth

On the way home, I came across two Corn Buntings singing on the edge of patch. A lovely bird to have breeding so close to home.
Corn Bunting