Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Another Lady

Cloudy with several light showers, sunnier later, 18°, blustery NW.

Another light but steady passage of Swift over the hill this afternoon with 100+ moving SW. Also 5 Swallow and 6 Lesser Blackback Gull moving in the same direction.

Little else of note other than several species still in song, Song Thrush, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting.

The sun came out late afternoon and prompted a flurry of butterflies.

Mammals: Red Fox, 2 Bank Voles.

Dragonflies: a few unidentified Damselflies.

Butterflies: Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, a Red Admiral, a Painted Lady (6th this year), Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Ringlet.

Eastender news: Green Hairstreak butterfly, Garden Tiger Moth, Stag Beetle and Noctule Bats all recently.

Painted Lady (above & below)



  1. Paul, did you know some one is feeding the Red Kites down Brookside. I see around 8- 9 at times
    and they swoop down to someone's garden a coupe of doors down from my house

  2. I do not condone feeding Kites as they then can become reliant on it. It also brings them in to close contact with humans and the chances of conflict increase with some people claiming that they are too common and need culling.