A wildlife diary of the western Isle Of Wight's beautiful countryside!
Monday, June 18, 2012
This fledgling Jay was present at Walter's Copse during a quick visit first thing this morning.
I took the opportunity of getting a short piece of video, too!
I also came across my first Painted Lady butterfly of the year...I think that the underwing is even more beautifully patterned than topsides!
The uncommon Picture-wing Fly, Melieria picta, a notable species, is common here on the saltmarsh.
I think that this spider is Cyclosa conica, the second part of the name describing the conical-like tubercle. According to the book it's widespread but confined to dark, moist woodland, which fits with where I came across it!