Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Sunshine & Butterflies

Sunny, 32°, light SE.

Warmest day of the year so far and a walk along the Bunk line to Winterbrook to see what butterflies were about.

(hottest July day on record with 36.7° recorded at Heathrow).

Meadow Brown were out in abundance along with good numbers of Marbled White and Ringlet.

Other species noted were: Large Skipper, Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small Heath.

Dragonflies: Common Blue Damselfly, Banded Demoiselle.

Moth: 6-spot Burnet plus a few other day flying moths that were not identified.

Common Whitethroat and Yellowhammer frequent also Chiffchaff and Blackcap.

Swift, Swallow and House Martin regular overhead.

Young of Swallow, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Linnet and Goldfinch seen.

 Marbled White & Meadow Brown
 Large Skipper
 Common Blue Damselfly

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