485 - Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula I was only bemoaning one emerging in a neighbouring square on Sunday .... when there was a sudden mass emergence at the plot and around TQ6410 the very next day ....
486 - Garden Warbler Sylvia borin in dense blackthorn scrub by the Castle's bridleway, next to the former Nightingale thicket (sulk!) on Monday. Not this bird though which I photo'd only yesterday in the High Weald near Mayfield, several squares away. Possibly the most obliging Garden Warbler ever. It sat in this same perch just 10m from me, singing away for at least 15-20 mins. I fiddled with the camera, rustled the camera bag and even dropped the bird survey clipboard without disturbing it. Which all suggests that the endless photos should have been miles better .....
487 - Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria - predictably on the edge of the rookery wood on Monday.
488 - Large White Pieris brassicae - in the same spot as the Speckled Wood.
489 - Grass Snake Natrix natrix - slithered into the undergrowth by the bridleway through the plot on Monday.
490 - Slender Groundhopper Tetrix subulata - in the front meadow by the overgrown rubble bank.
491 - Parasitic wasp Ichneumon suspiciosus inside the barn by the windbreak netting (which can make the front of the barn like a giant insect trap - only just noticed the mozzie too).
492 - Parasitic wasp Netelia testacea a very red insect on the sheet by the moth trap last night (bit of a rubbish photo though so left it out).
494 - Early Tooth-striped Trychopteryx carpinata also in the trap this morning.
Which leaves me on 494 species and into the nervous (four hundred and) nineties ......