Butterflies on Stinchcombe Hill

Sunday 23rd May 2010

Above: Dingy Skipper
A scorching hot sunny day, with temperatures reaching 29oc, and a visit to Stinchcome Hill for butterflies produced c15 Dingy Skippers, two Grizzled Skippers, two Green Hairstreaks, two Brown Argus, c6 Common Blues, a Holly Blue, a Small Tortoiseshell, three Brimstones, two Speckled Woods, c30 Small Heaths, a Comma and a Small White. Also numerous Forester moths and a Burnet Companion. On the bird front, just two Whitethroats and a Skylark were noted.
Below: Brown Argus, Grizzled Skipper, Forester and Burnet Companion

Below: the view from Stinchcombe Hill


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