Walking back to the Reserve Centre we spotted an Oak dripping with Purple Hairstreaks - thirty plus - and even managed a few photos. After tea we walked down the Sandy Wall where, to my absolute delight, we found half a dozen Six-belted Clearwings - all by ourselves! I had no idea they are so weeny!
As we were leaving we noticed a commotion by the Reception Buddleias: to our amazement and delight a Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth was feeding at close range! A long-sought after species, seen incredibly well!
After further adventures (see tomorrow's post) we headed home, only to find a Humming Bird Hawkmoth nectaring at dusk in our garden!