Further to Good News

I went round Grafton today after Neil’s post and found 4 Pearl-bordered Frits.

Good numbers of Broad-bodied Chasers and several Four-spotted Chasers

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Some Good News

From Neil Freeman on UK butterflies

Last year whilst looking for Brown Hairstreaks here I had met John Tilt and Dave Williams from West Midlands BC and they had shown me were the re-introduction had taken place and which was still the best place to see them. Walking through the wood to this spot we had no sooner arrived than we saw one skimming across the clearing. We stayed around this spot for something like 45 minutes and saw maybe two males and one female, the latter spending some time fluttering around the low vegetation and leaf litter and stopping occasionally to lay eggs.

Check it out:

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The Lull

We are at that time of year where the butterfly numbers are at their lowest before the summer species arrive.  However Pearl-bordered still seen today, Azure Damselfly and Large Red.  Long-tailed Tits are feed like mad.

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Pearl-bordered at last!!!!

Another try for PBF this afternoon and at last 1 or maybe 2 Pearl-bordered Frits.  They were in area north of the the new pond on the old conifer plot.  Quite fresh and either basking of feeding on Bugle.

Let me know if you see any more.

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First Dragonflies of the year

Perfect weather today still no “unmentionables” First Large Red Damselflies and Broad Bodied Chaser.

Best ever Early Purple Orchids and 5 Twayblades

PDF of Mayfly being taken by a spider.

Twayblade

Twayblade

Large Red Damselfly

Large Red Damselfly

Broad Bodied Chaser

Broad Bodied Chaser

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Still No Pearl-Bordered today

Transect today- weather rather cool with only 50 butterflies and again no Pearl-bordered.  By this time last year we were getting regular sightings. SO is there still time?

4 singing male Whitethroat today – all on the ex-conifer plots.

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Still no Pearl-bordereds

A disappointing transect today with no PBFs.  However what about these pics?

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