As I was examining the small saplings springing up on the moraine, I came across this colourful caterpillar, on Sallow: in fact there were two and were early instar Oak Eggar larvae.
|Oak Eggar. Early Instar|
While I was there, I saw a Southern Hawker and a single Red Admiral, but the cherry bejewelled icing on the cake was this Black Darter. I thought I'd had my chips with this species, this year, until this beauty appeared.
On my way out, I saw my first (and no doubt, my last) Common Hawker of the year, but it refused to be photographed.
There was no sight or sound of Ring Ouzel while I was at the Llyn, but on the forest road below it, as I steamed back to the car, I thought I caught the briefest snatch of the flight call.