Sunday, 23 May 2010

Dingy in the Sun

Dingy Skippers are a threatened species in the UK, but can sometimes be farly abundant in small localised populations. I saw about 6 two years ago in a YWT reserve at the time of year. However, it looks as though some scraping of the chalk floor has been undertaken in an attempt to encourage the species to bounce back. The Dingy Skipper is a species which had so far eluded Maurice, but in the Thursday sunshine he reckoned there must have been about 100 of the rare creatures. He also found a Burnet Companion. Meanwhile David Ware found a pair of Redstarts nearby, and managed to get a very decent photo of the female.


Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Very nice pictures by Maurice and David. Good post as always.

Michael Flowers said...

Thanks Mike, and not too far from your neck of the woods!