Tuesday 25 August 2015

Butterfly Scare!


Green-veined White - this got me going for a while. I'm not familiar with Black-veined White (but am aware of its existence) but I thought I was familiar with Green-veined White! Thanks to Brian Heasman, Dave Stone and Dave Hopkins for helping sort out the ID.

A lightening look off Maer Rocks, shortly after dawn, produced an adult Little Gull and 2 Turnstone with 1 Black Tern, 2 juv Arctic Tern, 1 Great Northern Diver and a trickle of Sandwich Tern and Kittiwakes through.
Off Mudbank there was 19 Teal, 1 Little Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Sanderling, 2 Redshank and 1 Greenshank.
 Another quick look off Orcombe late afternoon was worthwhile, with 1 Great Skua lingering and a handful of Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Skua sp, 10 Sandwich Tern and 6 Common Tern through.

Red Admiral

Vestal - my first this summer - an immigrant species. This one was flushed from long grass in the Dung Field, along with a Rush Veneer. The autumn of 2013 was fantastic for this species on Orcombe, and that culminated with finding a Crimson Speckled, so fingers crossed this autumn is as good!

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