Wednesday, 13 July 2011

July 11th 2011

Draycote Water had 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Little Ringed Plover and 5 Bullfinch this morning though the most interesting sighting was the hundreds of “white” butterflies that were all over the place. Majority were Green-veined White followed by Small White and smaller numbers of Large White. No sign of any Marbled Whites in the country park but our search was curtailed by a couple turning up with the biggest blanket you have ever seen and no Ambre Solaire so I don’t think they were intending too get a tan.
Ashlawn Cutting had Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small White, Large White and Green-veined White plus Yellow Shell, Shaded Broad-bar, Uncertain and Narrow Bordered Five-spot Burnet while further south a wander between Woods and Normans bridges produce Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Raven, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Green Woodpecker and Hobby.

record image of yesterdays White-letter Hairstreak by Dave

Ruby Tiger & Leopard Moth that were in my sisters garden Saturday night by Bob Hazel


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