Little Egret 1 E
Common Scoter Flock of 60 E
Stock Dove 1 Birling
Stonechat 5 (including the male Continental bird in Shooters Bottom)
Common Whitethroat 18
Corn Bunting 3 singing birds
Bob had a Common Buzzard over Whitbread Hollow yesterday.
Meadow Brown c30
Small Tortoiseshell 3
Common Blue 2
Small Heath 8
Marbled White c40
Speckled Wood 4
Large Skipper 7
Small/Essex Skipper type 1
Dark-green Fritillary 3
Common Whitethroat searching for food around the picnic tables.
The problem of leaving rubbish around.
Marbled White - c40 of these impressive butterflies were seen today.
Small/Essex skipper type
Six-spotted Burnett Moth - Good numbers now present
Round-headed Rampion - 15 found today
A deep blue, almost purple wildflower that is not as it seems:
each head, rather than being a single bloom, is actually a
collection of smaller ones, huddled together. Close up it looks
rather like a sea anemone about to curl around an unlucky fly.