Also a nice showing of butterlies etc.
Hobby 1 over Belle Tout wood
Sand Martin 1
Yellow Wagtail 1
Stonechat 6 (Including the pair of Continental birds with 1 young in Shooters Bottom still)
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler 4
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 40
Garden Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 100
Spotted Flycatcher 1 still in juvenile plumage.
Corn Bunting 1
Good numbers of common downland butterflies ie Meadow Browns, Small Skippers, Gatekeepers etc.
Chalk Hill Blue 100+
Small Blue 1
Small Copper 5
Marbled White 6
Silver-spotted Skipper 10 (including 1 along the Cliff Path)
Dark Green Fritillary 5
Painted Lady 7
Also at least 50 Silver Y moths.
Fall of 100 Willow Warblers on the Head today.
Lesser Whitethroat in the Old Trapping Area, taken by Ron Knight
Sedge Warbler in Shooters Bottom, taken by Ron Knight
Wheatear at the Old Trapping Area taken by Ron Knight
Small Blue at Shooters Bottom taken by Ron Knight
Marbled Whites are coming to the end of their flying season.
A faded Dark Green Fritillary
Taken by Ron Knight
Ten Silver-spotted Skippers seen today