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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Nottinghamshire Flutterings 31/5/17 – Large Skippers and Painted Ladies

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 31/5/17 Large Skippers and painted Ladies

Our first Large Skipper on 25th May at Beacon Hill Conservation Park in Newark recorded by David Atkinson with two more records from Antoni Lachetta and Chris Cooper since then.

Records since last time include

 

Large Skipper

Newark (Beacon Hill Conservation Park) 2 David Atkinson
Ruddington Country Park 1 Chris Cooper
Sandy Banks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
 

Dingy Skipper

Records from Warsop Vale, Toton South End, Newstead Abbey CP, Freckland Wood, Newstead, Bennerley, Newstead & Annesley CP, Ollerton Pit Wood

 

Grizzled Skipper

Records from Bingham Linear Park, Langar Airfield, Kilvington Railway, Rushcliffe Halt – GCR Line, Kilvington Lakes, GCR Line
 

Brimstone

Records from Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery, Kilvington Railway, Rushcliffe Halt – GCR Line, Skylarks NR, Warsop Vale, Hills and Holes, Warsop, Stapleford, A46 Pond 6 storm reservoir (no public access), Grantham Canal lock 9 & 10 (W of A46), Bingham Linear Park, Cotgrave Country Park (South end), Grantham Canal, GCR Line, Bramcote, Bennerley, Cotgrave Woods, Elton Guide Campsite, Netherfield Lagoons, Ollerton Pit Wood, Potwell Dyke Grasslands
 

Large White

Records from Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery, Woodlands, Kilvington Railway, Newark (Beacon Hill Conservation Park), Carlton-Lindrick, Stapleford, Bingham Linear Park, Grantham Canal: A46 East to Cropwell Bishop, Bennerley, Burnt oak wood, Cotgrave Woods, Newstead & Annesley CP, Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood, Shipley Gate
 

Small White

Worksop, Woodlands, Rushcliffe Halt – GCR Line, Budby Pumping Station, Warsop Vale, Hills and Holes, Warsop, Stapleford, Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve, Bingham Linear Park, Newstead  Abbey CP, GCR Line, Bramcote, Bennerley, Cotgrave Woods, Netherfield Lagoons, Newstead & Annesley CP, Wollaton Hall Park
 

Green-veined White

Records from Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery, Langar Airfield, Skylarks NR, Worksop, Carlton-Lindrick, Budby Pumping Station, Warsop Vale, Hills and Holes, Warsop, Grantham Canal lock 11 (E of A46), Bingham Linear Park, Grantham Canal at Cropwell Bishop (Nottm Rd to Kinoulton Rd), Newstead  Abbey CP, Bennerley, Cotgrave Woods, Manor Farm LNR, Netherfield Lagoons, Newstead & Annesley CP, Nottingham City Hospital (Day Brook), Potwell Dyke Grasslands, Radcliffe Wood, Shipley Gate, Wollaton Hall Park, Wollaton LNRs
 

Orange-tip

Records from Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery, Worksop, Kilvington Railway, Rushcliffe Halt – GCR Line, Skylarks NR, Carlton-Lindrick, Budby Pumping Station, Warsop Vale, Stapleford, Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve, A46 Pond 6 storm reservoir (no public access), Grantham Canal lock 9 & 10 (W of A46), Bingham Linear Park, Cotgrave Country Park (South end), Grantham Canal: Stragglethorpe Rd W. to Cotgrave, Grantham Canal: A46 W to Stragglethorpe Rd, Grantham Canal: A46 East to Cropwell Bishop, GCR Line, Bennerley, Cotgrave Woods, Netherfield Lagoons, Potwell Dyke Grasslands, Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood, Templepiece
 

Green Hairstreak

Toton South 2 Ian Dunn
Cotgrave Country Park (South end) 5 Chris Cooper
 

Small Copper

Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery 10 Damian Taylor
And Kilvington Lakes, Nottingham City Hospital (Day Brook), Rushcliffe Halt – GCR Line, Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood, Skylarks NR, Bennerley
 

Brown Argus

Rushcliffe Halt – GCR Line 1 Brian Johnson
Skylarks NR 4 Michael Bird
Ollerton Pit Wood 1 Jane Broomhead
 

Common Blue

Newstead  Abbey CP 26 Phil Burnham
And Bennerley, Bingham Linear Park, Carlton-Lindrick, Cotgrave Country Park (South end), Elton Guide Campsite, Freckland Wood, Newstead, GCR Line, Grantham Canal: A46 W to Stragglethorpe Rd, Kilvington Lakes, Langar Airfield, Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery, Netherfield Lagoons, Newark (Beacon Hill Conservation Park), Newstead  Abbey CP, Newstead & Annesley CP, Nottingham City Hospital (Day Brook), Ollerton Pit Wood, Radcliffe Wood, Rushcliffe Halt – GCR Line, Sandy Banks LNR, Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood, Skylarks NR, Stapleford, Toton South End, Warsop Vale, Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve
 

Holly Blue

Records from Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery, Woodlands, Carlton-Lindrick, Warsop, Wollaton, Stapleford, Grantham Canal: A46 W to Stragglethorpe Rd, Newstead  Abbey CP, Sandy Banks LNR, Bramcote, Bennerley, Potwell Dyke Grasslands
 

Red Admiral

Records from Attenborough, GCR Line, Bawtry, Bingham Linear Park, Cossack Marsh, Cotgrave Woods, Newark, Rushcliffe Halt – GCR Line, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Skylarks NR
 

Painted Lady

Newark (Kelham Bridge) 1 Adrian Dutton
Skylarks NR 1 Michael Bird
Bramcote 1 John Appleton
Burton Joyce 1 Bob & Glenis Beck
Potwell Dyke Grasslands 1 Goodwin, Paul
 

Small Tortoiseshell

Carlton-Lindrick, Stapleford, A46 Pond 6 storm reservoir (no public access), Bawtry, Bennerley, Manor Farm LNR, Netherfield Lagoons, Potwell Dyke Grasslands
 

Peacock

Records from Skylarks NR, Carlton-Lindrick, Budby Pumping Station, Stapleford, Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve, Bingham Linear Park, Grantham Canal: A46 East to Cropwell Bishop, Bennerley, Cotgrave Woods, Manor Farm LNR, Newstead & Annesley CP
 

Comma

Manor Farm LNR 1 Bryce, Marion
 

Speckled Wood

Records from Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery, Skylarks NR, Newark (Beacon Hill Conservation Park), Carlton-Lindrick, Wollaton, Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve, Bingham Linear Park, Spalford Warren, NWT, Bestwood, Sandy Banks LNR, Bramcote, Bennerley, Cossack Marsh, Elton Guide Campsite, Home wood, Nottingham City Hospital (Day Brook), Ollerton Pit Wood, Radcliffe Wood, Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood, Wollaton LNRs
 

Small Heath

Ollerton Pit Wood 37 Jane Broomhead
And Langar Airfield, Newark (Beacon Hill Conservation Park), Warsop Vale, Cotgrave Country Park (South end), Newstead  Abbey CP, Freckland Wood, Newstead, Newstead Meadow, Budby Pumping Station, Newstead & Annesley CP, Radcliffe Wood

 

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Nottinghamshire Flutterings 23/5/17

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 23/5/17

A reminder that the next branch field trip is to Dunstable Downs/Totternhoe Knolls (Bedfordshire) on Sunday 28 May.

Records from the past week or so include

Dingy Skipper Records from
Bennerley Marsh 3 Dave Jones
Gedling Colliery Yard 26 Nick Crouch
Calverton pit 10 Martyn Anderson
Grizzled Skipper Records from
Lower Saxondale 1 Paul Goodwin
Kilvington 6 David Shaw
Kilvington 3 Stephen Wardle
Flawborough Footpath area 15 Nick Crouch
Cotham Landfill two ova Nick Crouch
Brimstone 16 records including
Cotgrave Forest 4 Paul Goodwin
Flawborough 4 David Shaw
Grantham Canal: A46 East to Cropwell Bishop 5 Chris Cooper
Large White 11 records including
Cotgrave Forest 3 Paul Goodwin / Chris Cooper
Small White 19 records including
Bingham Linear Park 7 Jenny Craig
Bennerley Marsh 9 Dave Jones
Green-veined White 21 records including
Cotgrave Forest 9 Paul Goodwin
Orange-tip 32 records including
Bingham Linear Park 8 Jenny Craig
Cotgrave Forest 13 Paul Goodwin
Green Hairstreak One record from
Gedling Colliery Yard 2 Nick Crouch
Small Copper 6 records from
Bennerley Viaduct Lagoons 1 Dave Jones
Common Blue Records from four sites
Bennerley Marsh 6 Dave Jones
Calverton pit 3 Martyn Anderson
Flawborough 1 David Shaw
Gedling Colliery Yard 39 Nick Crouch
Holly Blue 3 records
Bennerley Viaduct Lagoons 1 Dave Jones
Beeston Sidings 1 Graham Birkett
Cotgrave Country Park (South end) 1 Chris Cooper
Red Admiral 12 records from 8 sites
Grantham Cana 2 Chris Cooper
Lower Saxondale 1 Paul Goodwin
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood 2 Lachetta, Antoni
Netherfield Lagoons 2 Richard Smyth
Bingham Linear Park 1 Chris Cooper & Clare Bowler
Carburton border 1 Lucy Wakeman
Selston 1 Adams, Aaron
Cotgrave Forest 3 Chris Cooper
Small Tortoiseshell 12 records from 7 sites plus
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood 6 Toni Lachetta
Peacock 15 records from 12 sites plus
Bennerley Viaduct Lagoons 3 Dave Jones
Comma 6 records of one and two from six sites
Speckled Wood 7 records of ones and twos from six sites plus
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood 3 Lachetta, Antoni
Small Heath 5 records
Radcliffe Wood 1 Paul Goodwin
Gedling Colliery Yard 2 Nick Crouch
Kilvington 3 David Shaw
Flawborough 1 David Shaw
Calverton pit 4 Martyn Anderson

 

United we stand.

Richard R

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 16/5/17 – Common Blue

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 16/5/17 – Common Blue

Common Blue seen at three sites on Sunday 14th May.

I have to wonder about my record of several weeks ago – I have decided best not to accept it (!) even though it would not have been our earliest record or the earliest or the UK this year.

So, the sightings on Sunday will be the first records for this year.

Records over the weekend include

Dingy Skipper Bennerley 1 Dave Jones
Freckland Wood 2 P. Burnham
Mansfield Eakring road Pit tip 8 Ian Hurst
Grizzled Skipper Bingham Linear Park 2 Jenny Craig
Kilvington 3 P. Burnham
Flawborough Footpath 3 Nick Crouch
Kilvington Lakes 2 Stephen Wardle
Green Hairstreak Toton sidings 3 Ian Dunn
Skylarks NR 2 Mark Searle
Toton Sidings 7 Iris & Derek Martin
Small Copper Flawborough Footpath 2 Nick Crouch
Common Blue Beeston Sidings 1 Graham Birkett
Skylarks NR 2 Mark Searle
Chilwell 1 Iris & Derek Martin
Small Heath Flawborough Footpath 2 Nick Crouch
Mansfield, Eakring road Pit tip 2 Ian Hurst

 

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