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Monday, 1 July 2013

From the undergrowth

Ringlet butterflies are starting to come out in good numbers as are the Burnet Moths, good bird numbers at least 5 wren families 2 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Warbler, more Whitethroat and Black Cap than previous years. Willow Warbler I would say 6 families, Kingfisher had 3 young, Little Grebe had 2 but only one showing now, we still have a problem with Mink, one was seen taking a female Mallard last week and trying to get to the Kingfisher nest but failed on that occasion. A few from yesterday and today.
Juv GSW at the car park feeders

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

ditto

Ditto

Reed Warbler

Little Greebe and Junior

5spot Burnet Moths on purple vetch
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2 comments:

Bruce said...

Nice sight Graham. Is there emergence date about right or are they late this year?

gwh said...

Late by about 4 weeks. yours Graham