Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Coney Rise

Small Copper
All photos for the remainder of this post (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
Small Skippers
Meadow Brown
Small Tortoiseshell
Green-veined White
Not William Morris Wallpaper!
Marbled White
This was our first visit to a new venue, which is quite difficult to access. It is an area which is supposed to be "Open Access", but parking is over a mile away, so we had to do a lot of walking to get there, and more walking once we arrived! The afternoon was overcast the whole time, with a little bit of light drizzle at times, but we had more than 10 species of butterflies, including: Marbled White (5), Comma (2), Painted Lady (1), Gatekeeper (1), Small Copper (4), Small Heath, Small Skipper (5), Small Tortoiseshell (3), Small White, Green-veined White, Meadow Brown & Ringlet. Most of the birds were fairly distant, bu the cream of them were: Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Yellowhammer, Red-legged Partridge, Kestrel - we also heard Grey Partridge. It will interesting to revisit this location in sunny weather to see if the butterflies are even better!

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