Last weekend I had a good walk with Phil, Sam and Dave, we managed 39 species but the highlight for me were the 8-10 CLOUDED YELLOWS. The day was actually quite good for butterflies last Sunday, others included COMMON BLUES, BRIMSTONE, WHITE ADMIRAL, PURPLE HAIRSTREAK and loads of GATEKEEPERS and WHITES, these were all at the castle. At home the Buddleia was a new species for the garden SILVER WASHED FRITILLARY also RED ADMIRAL, SMALL TORTOISESHELL, COMMA and plenty of PEACOCK.
Not great photos but here are some I took over the week mainly last Sunday.
|Silver Washed Fritillary|
|Barnacle Goose with Greylags|
|The Rowans seem really heavily laden|