Nottinghamshire Flutterings 19/6/17 Small Skipper and Marbled White

 

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 19/6/17  –   Small Skipper and Marbled White

Phil Burnham noted two Small Skipper along his Newstead & Annesley CP transect yesterday with further sightings at Bennerley Marsh (Dave Jones) and Toton Sidings (myself).

A second new species for the year yesterday is Marbled White – two seen by Jenny Craig along her Bingham Linear Park transect. Three days earlier than the previous earliest date of 21st June last year.

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Nottinghamshire Flutterings 18/6/17 Essex Skipper

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 18/6/17 Essex Skipper

 

First Essex Skipper (2) of the year seen on his Wollaton Park transect by Richard Smyth on 15th June, just one day off the earliest I have on record (14/6/2004)

Looks as though Grizzled and Dingy Skippers have had their 2017. The demise of Orange-tip soon to follow.

Thanks to all those who have sent in records – 330  over the last week including…

Essex Skipper Wollaton Hall Park
Large Skipper Bennerley; Bingham Linear Park;  Clumber Park;  Cotgrave Forest;  Eakring Meadows;  Elton Guide Campsite;  Goatham;  Sandbanks NR;  Grantham Canal;  Hunts Meadow;  Manor Farm LNR;  Newstead & Annesley CP;  Radcliffe Wood;  Skylarks NR;  Toton Sidings;  Worksop
Brimstone Bennerley; Bevercotes PW;  Bingham Linear Park;  Cotgrave Country Park;  Cotgrave Forest;  Eakring Meadows;  Grantham Canal;  Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
Large White Bennerley; Bingham Linear Park;  Bramcote;  Netherfield Lagoons
Small White Bennerley; Bevercotes PW;  Bingham Linear Park;  Bramcote;  Cotgrave Forest;  Grantham Canal;  Newstead & Annesley CP;  Worksop
Green-veined White Bennerley; Carlton-in-Lindrick; Grantham Canal; Netherfield Lagoons; Ruddington
Orange-tip Bevercotes; Eakring Meadows; Grantham Canal; Ruddington
Small Copper Bennerley; Eakring Meadows; Skylarks NR
Brown Argus Elton Guide Campsite; Grantham Canal
Common Blue Bennerley; Bevercotes PW; Bingham Linear Park; Cotgrave Country Park; Cotgrave Forest; Eakring Meadows; Elton Guide Campsite; Goatham Sandbanks NR; Grantham Canal; Hunts Meadow; Netherfield Lagoons; Newstead & Annesley CP; Nottingham City Hospital (Day Brook); Radcliffe Wood; Skylarks NR; Skylarks South; Wilford Claypits NWT
Painted Lady Bennerley; Colwick
Small Tortoiseshell Bennerley; Bingham Linear Park; Cotgrave Country Park; Cotgrave Forest; Cropwell Bishop; Goatham; Sandbanks NR; Grantham Canal; Keyworth; Manor Farm LNR; Netherfield Lagoons; Skylarks North; Skylarks South; Wollaton Hall Park; Worksop
Peacock 100 Acre Wood nr Worksop; Grantham Canal
Comma Ruddington
Speckled Wood Ruddington; 100 Acre Wood nr Worksop; Beeston Sidings; Bennerley (39 Dave Jones); Bingham Linear Park; Bramcote; Carlton-in-Lindrick; Cotgrave Country Park; Cotgrave Forest; Eakring Meadows; Elton Guide Campsite; Goatham Sandbanks NR; Grantham Canal; Manor Farm LNR; Netherfield Lagoons; Newstead & Annesley CP; Nottingham Canal, Awsworth; Nottingham City Hospital (Day Brook); Potwell Dyke Grasslands; Radcliffe Wood; Skylarks South; Toton Sidings; Wollaton Hall Park; Wollaton LNRs; Worksop

 

Meadow Brown Bennerley; Bingham Linear Park; Cotgrave Country Park; Cotgrave Forest (29 Paul Goodwin); Elton Guide Campsite; Goatham Sandbanks NR (24 Chris Cooper); Grantham Canal; Hunts Meadow; Netherfield Lagoons; Nottingham Canal, Awsworth; Potwell Dyke Grasslands; Radcliffe Wood; Ruddington; Skylarks North; Skylarks NR; Skylarks South; Toton Sidings; Wollaton Hall Park
Small Heath Bevercotes; Bingham Linear Park; Newstead & Annesley CP; Radcliffe Wood
Ringlet Beeston Sidings; Bennerley (24 Dave Jones); Bingham Linear Park; Cotgrave Country Park; Cotgrave Forest (37 Paul Goodwin); Elton Guide Campsite; Goatham Sandbanks NR (21 Chris Cooper); Grantham Canal; Manor Farm LNR; Netherfield Lagoons; Radcliffe Wood; Rushcliffe Country Park; Skylarks South; Toton Sidings; Wilwell Cutting NWT

 

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Nottinghamshire Flutterings 10/6/17 Ringlet

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 10/6/17 Ringlet

First Ringlet (2) of the year seen at Beeston Sidings yesterday (9th June) by Mark Searle

I include most of the excellent records from our unsung Transect recorders with the casual records over the last week or so :

Large Skipper Rushcliffe Country Park 1 Chris Cooper
Rolleston Station 2 Chris Cooper
Elton Guide Campsite 2 Belinda Scott
Bennerley 2 Dave Jones
GCR Line 1 Brian Johnson
Calverton pit south meadow 6 Martyn Anderson
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood 3 Antoni Lachetta
Radcliffe Wood 2 Paul Goodwin
Lower Saxondale 3 Paul Goodwin
Newark 1 Richard Smith
Dingy Skipper Bennerley 4 Dave Jones
Watchwood(Nth) 4 Martyn Anderson
Brimstone Upper Saxondale nature area 1 Chris Cooper
Watchwood(Nth) 1 Martyn Anderson
Calverton pit south meadow 1 Martyn Anderson
Large White Rushcliffe Country Park 1 Chris Cooper
Rolleston Station 1 Chris Cooper
Bennerley 4 Dave Jones
Calverton pit south meadow 1 Martyn Anderson
Small White Rolleston 1 Chris Cooper
Bennerley 7 Dave Jones
Wollaton 1 Martin Russell
Chilwell 1 Iris & Derek Martin
Sherwood Forest NNR 1 Charleen Chase
Green-veined White Rushcliffe Country Park 2 Chris Cooper
Ruddington 1 Chris Cooper
Upper Saxondale nature area 2 Chris Cooper
Bennerley 1 Dave Jones
GCR Line 2 Brian Johnson
Beeston Sidings 2 Graham Birkett
Orange-tip Ruddington 1 Chris Cooper
Upper Saxondale nature area 1 Chris Cooper
Watchwood(Nth) 1 Martyn Anderson
Small Copper Budby South Forest 2 Julie Jones
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood 1 Antoni Lachetta
Brown Argus Grange Farm 1 Brian Johnson
Calverton pit south meadow 1 Martyn Anderson
Common Blue Rushcliffe Country Park 2 Chris Cooper
Ruddington 3 Chris Cooper
Rolleston Station 1 Chris Cooper
Bennerley 6 Dave Jones
Beeston Sidings 1 Graham Birkett
Grange Farm 1 Brian Johnson
GCR Line 9 Brian Johnson
Budby South Forest 2 Julie Jones
Watchwood(Nth) 4 Martyn Anderson
Calverton pit south meadow 22 Martyn Anderson
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood 3 Antoni Lachetta
Radcliffe Wood 1 Paul Goodwin
Lower Saxondale 2 Paul Goodwin
Holly Blue Rolleston 1 Chris Cooper
Chilwell 1 Iris & Derek Martin
Red Admiral Upper Saxondale, disused Henson Lane 1 Chris Cooper
Grantham Canal lock 11 (E of A46) 1 Chris Cooper
Bennerley 1 Dave Jones
Beeston Sidings 1 Graham Birkett
GCR Line 1 Brian Johnson
Bingham Linear Park 1 Jenny Craig
Wollaton 1 Martin Russell
Radcliffe Wood 1 Paul Goodwin
Bramcote 1 Richard Rogers
Bramcote Woods 3 Graham Birkett
Painted Lady Bingham Linear Park 1 Jenny Craig
Netherfield Ouse Dyke 2 Jack Dennison
Wollaton 1 Martin Russell
Small Tortoiseshell Rushcliffe Country Park 1 Chris Cooper
Upper Saxondale, disused Henson Lane 1 Chris Cooper
Radcliffe Wood 1 Paul Goodwin
Peacock Rolleston Station 1 Chris Cooper
Elton Guide Campsite 2 Belinda Scott
Watchwood(Nth) 2 Martyn Anderson
Calverton pit south meadow 1 Martyn Anderson
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood 1 Antoni Lachetta
Comma Ruddington 1 Chris Cooper
Speckled Wood Clumber Park 3 Clumber Park Volunteers
Rushcliffe Country Park 4 Chris Cooper
Ruddington 2 Chris Cooper
Upper Saxondale 7 Chris Cooper
Rolleston 6 Chris Cooper
Elton Guide Campsite 4 Belinda Scott
Ash Tree Hill Wood 2 Dave Jones
Bennerley 4 Dave Jones
Spring Wood 4 Dave Jones
Bunny 1 Gareth Jones
Beeston Sidings 2 Graham Birkett
Carlton 2 Brian Johnson
Grange Farm 1 Brian Johnson
GCR Line 2 Brian Johnson
Bingham Linear Park 4 Jenny Craig
Budby South Forest 23 Julie Jones
Netherfield Ouse Dyke 1 Jack Dennison
Watchwood(Nth) 1 Martyn Anderson
Calverton pit south meadow 3 Martyn Anderson
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood 10 Antoni Lachetta
Nottingham University Jubilee campus 1 Fiona White
Wollaton 2 Martin Russell
Radcliffe Wood 6 Paul Goodwin
Nottingham City Hospital (Day Brook) 3 Paul Goodwin
Sherwood Forest NNR 1 Charleen Chase
Bramcote 3 Richard Rogers
Wollaton Hall Park 5 Richard Smyth
Ash Tree Hill Wood B Walter van Heuven
Sutton in Ashfield 2 Tracy Wright
Meadow Brown Bennerley 7 Dave Jones
GCR Line 3 Brian Johnson
Bingham Linear Park 1 Jenny Craig
Budby South Forest 1 Julie Jones
Lower Saxondale 7 Paul Goodwin
Small Heath Clumber Park 5 Clumber Park Volunteers
Bennerley 1 Dave Jones
Budby South Forest 11 Julie Jones
Watchwood(Nth) 2 Martyn Anderson
Calverton pit south meadow 26 Martyn Anderson
Radcliffe Wood 1 Paul Goodwin

 

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Nottinghamshire Flutterings 2/6/17 Meadow Brown

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 2/6/17 Meadow Brown

Brian Johnson found our first Meadow Brown at Grange Farm on May 31st. Yesterday two more were seen at Bennerley by Dave Jones.

Also over the last couple of days:
Another Large Skipper at Lound
Dingy Skipper at Bevercotes and Bennerley
Brian Johnson found 25 Grizzled Skipper eggs at Grange Farm ( 4 x cinquefoil and 21 x wild strawberry)
Common Blue good counts at Ollerton Pit Woods 23 and Bevercotes 25
More Painted Lady records from Bingham Linear Park, Compton Acres, Cotgrave Woods, Kinoulton, Lound
Small Heath 48 recorded at Ollerton Pit Wood
Speckled Wood 22 on the Southwell trail.
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