After leaving at 5am on the 9th, we got to Looe - a town near our cottage - at around 10:30am. I was surprised to see around 20 Little Egrets all busily fishing on the river, and in the trees all around. Also there were 9 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey heron and lots of gulls. The egrets all showed well from very close, which was nice to see.
Then I noticed a nice little surprise fly into the fuchsias in the garden. A fantastic little Hummingbird Hawkmoth! I got a few decent record shots, before it flew off towards the adjacent fields.
|Little Egret + fish|
|Little egret stare|
|Little Egret fishing|
At about 2:30pm, we arrived at out cottage which had a nice little garden (and spiderless rooms!)
For a few hours we chilled in the garden, where I found a Wall Brown, Green-veined white and Ringlet in the flowers, as well as a moth which I've never seen before in a tree.
|Camourflaging Wall Brown|