Another week of two half’s starting cold and damp but turning brighter and warmer towards the end of the week, which very much showed in the species encountered.
Speckled Wood Butterflies braved the first half of the week, these were the only species seen till Thursday, when Large White, and Green veined Whites joined in, but the star of the week was a Red Admiral, seen late on Thursday as it glided into the bramble patch and proceeded to stay in the centre towards the back well away from camera. Just when I was giving up hope of seeing one this year in it glides and a very new specimen it was, nice and fresh, so that takes the tally to 18 species this year, a great year, two missing of the twenty now seen on site these being Holly Blue and Small Heath.
There was also seen this week a Silver ‘Y’ Moth, it hasn’t been a good year this year for moths on site with only a handful of species seen this year.
Around the bird table we’ve had the usual cast of Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Nuthatch, and Chaffinch. Out in the woods a Chiffchaff was heard along with Bullfinch, Song Thrush were seen in what appeared to be a family party and a Pied wagtail in the car park
Large White Butterfly and Bee
Red Admiral Butterfly