Thursday, 13 May 2010

Butterfly Day.

Report. R.Lane. Thursday 13th May 2010.

"Slightly more sun, but cold with it. Fraid it was thus a butterfly day. Morning was spent at Holmbush and Pontsmill, nothing new but herewith total for 3 localities (incl. those mentioned): 3 x Brimstones; 1 x Lg.White; 4 x Sm.Whites; 5 x GVWhites;2 x Orange-Tips; 1 x Comma and 1 x Sp. Wood. Birds at Pontsmill included: 1 x Dipper (nesting?); Grey Wags (bred?); 4 x Ravens (some young?); a flock of c.100 Swifts passed north, followed by a flock of 50+, House Martins.. Flowers: dandelion clump c. 1ft 9ins tall (in old money).
Afternoon at Par: 1 x Lg.White; 4 x GVWhites; 2 x Orange-Tips (1 fem.); 2 x Peacocks; 1 x Comma and 2 x Sp.Wood. Also a Comm. Lizard and a single, English Bluebell c. 2ft 3ins tall !"

Thanks for the report Roger.
Things are still very quiet at the moment.

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