Sunday, 5 July 2015

Aston Rowant NNR

Sunny, 22°, light to mod WSW (cloudy later with some rain).

A trip to Aston Rowant NNR this afternoon mainly for butterflies.

The highlight was several Dark Green Fritillary seen speeding around and not easy to find settled and a single Chalk Hill Blue.

Also Meadow Brown and Marbled White were common, others noted were a single   Brimstone and Red Admiral a couple of Large White and Small White, several Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Ringlet and Gatekeeper and a single day flying Cinnabar Moth.

A few birds noted: Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Bullfinch.

A Nuthatch present in the garden again this evening.

Thanks to Loren for most of the pics.

Dark Green Fritillary
Small Heath
 Meadow Grasshopper
Pyramid Orchid (of which there were many)

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