Wednesday, 27 July 2022

More Butterfly Counting .

 Having had a cool and windy session on The Horsefield last week I was keen to do a count in better conditions.  All worked well on the Horsefield but by the time I reached the Woodland Burial Ground it had clouded over and turned cooler.  Overall, though the weather was ideal: warm when the sun was out at 20C and a gentle breeze.  I was delighted to find 96 individuals of 11 species plus an, as yet, unidentified moth, 7 common darters and 1 migrant hawker. It was satisfying to find a painted lady and a small copper, both in pristine condition.  Sadly I couldn't get near the painted lady.  Two copulating common blues had their minds on other things and allowed a very close approach.

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Common Blue, Male
Common Blue, pair
Common Blue, pair
Unidentified moth
Unidentified moth
Small Copper
 
Small Copper
Small Copper
Small Copper
Small Copper
Small Copper
Small White
Small White

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