Whilst out on another quick visit to Huncote Embankment late this afternoon in bright warm sunshine with crisp blue skies, I noticed the moon showing well. And did what everyone does when they've got a new zoom lens / camera. You know what the moon looks like, but to be sure here are two photos: both hand held, both uncropped (just resized) and both unedited. One is without zoom, one is full zoom.
The pathetic white-looking thing in the middle.
FFS - it's full frame!
Anyway, enough of that absolutely gratuitous camera-wank, what else did I see.
I had no particular plan, other than I really did one to try and see another one of those funky small thin sawflies and see if I could get a nice photo of a live one .....
Result! Calameuta filiformis, alive and kicking. Well, loitering on a grass stem.
In the same area there were a good few hoverflies and other diptera, but nothing I felt the urge to net.
Lots of Syritta pipiens
Lots of Face Fly - Musca autumnalis
I also found a couple of these stonking beetles ....
Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle - Agapanthia villosoviridescens
In the same area, this Little Egret was moving between a shallow creek and a cattle field.
Otherwise a bit quiet really, but I wasn't really trying to find anything - just enjoying some more birdsong, sunshine and fresh air. More of the same around the pond, just more chance to play with the camera.