Yesterday evening at 19:25 I was delighted to find a Hummingbird Hawk-moth feeding on our lavender in the front garden. Alas I dashed for the camera but it had flown by the time I got back. This is only our second Hummingbird Hawk-moth record, with our previous record also in mid July 2006.
Chris Coppock surveyed the Noctule roost last night. I joined a little later but he advised the first bat out was 21:03 and over 44 had emerged by the time I arrived.
The usual Common Pipistrelle was then seen feeding over the back garden after 22:00.