Friday, 8 July 2011

Transect and Symondshyde Great Wood

Record transect day at Heartwood forest with both Marbled White ) and Small Skipper 12 highest for the site and the marbled white actually beat last years total also 2 Essex Skippers, 8 Large Skippers,8 Gatekeepers, 4 Small Tortoiseshells, 3 Commas, 40 Ringlets, 81 Meadow Browns, 34 Large White, 3 Green-Veined and 1 Small White.

Marbled White at Heartwood on section 2
Then headed for Symondshyde Great Wood to have a hunt for White letter Hairstreaks no luck with them but had good afternoon with good views of a pair of Blacaps feeding young somewhere in the undergrowth and big tit flocks with Great, Blue and Coal espically nice to see the Coal tit in good numbers. Butterfly wise counted 6 Silver-washed Fritillary 1 White Admiral, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Small Tortoiseshells and a few Whites and Meadow browns.

Female Blackcap at Symondshyde Great Wood

Silver-washed Fritillary at Symondshyde Great Wood

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