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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Too Windy again

Saturday morning dawned with a strong SW wind, making it far too windy for any mist netting. The afternoon was still windy but quite pleasant with the temperature approaching 20 degrees C.
So I decided to have a walk at Winterton North Dunes to see how the breeding Stonechats were getting on.
Unfortunately the bird life was pretty sparse with only 2 Yellowhammer singing, the pair of Stonechats doing nothing, several young Chiffs and a vocal Green Woodpecker being all I could muster.
However the Butterflies and Dragonflies made up for this with a superb Dark Green Fritillary being the highlight.

Dark Green Fritillary

Other Butterfly species seen were; Small and Large Skippers,Small Heath, Small Copper, Gate Keeper,
Meadow Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and lots of Large Whites.
Small Skipper
Large Skipper

Dragonflies seen ; Emperor, Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Ruddy Darter,Black tailed Skimmer, Common Darter, Blue tailed, Common blue and Emerald Damselflies.

Emerald Damselfly

Migrant Hawker

Numerous Cinnabar Caterpillars were feeding on the ragwort.

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