Nottinghamshire Flutterings 27/07/2017  Some recent records

Nottinghamshire Flutterings 27/07/2017  Some recent records

 

Thanks to Marie Bunting for her photo of two Common Blues in-cop.

 

Chris Overton, on Tuesday 25th, “Spent a wonderful two hours in the afternoon at Skylarks (Blotts Pit). The sun shone, and there were butterflies galore, especially Meadow Browns and – in great numbers – Gatekeeper. Of the other species recorded, most appeared to be in excellent condition, and the Blues, Coppers and Argus all looked recently-hatched.”

 

Summary of records from the last nine days or so include

Species Sites Including: Seen by:  Count:
Small Skipper 15 Sandy Banks LNR Toni Lachetta 72
Essex Skipper 3 Shirebrook Wood Dave Morton 2
Large Skipper 6 Ruddington Chris Overton 4
Brimstone 4 Halloughton Wood Gorse Martyn Anderson 2
Large White 21 Ruddington Chris Overton 40
Sandy Banks LNR Toni Lachetta 12
Small White 23 Bingham Linear Park Craig, Jenny 39
Shirebrook Wood Dave Morton 38
Oxton Bogs Martyn Anderson 15
Cotgrave Woods Brian Johnson 17
Green-veined White 19 Oxton Bogs Martyn Anderson 26
Cotgrave Woods Goodwin, Paul 23
Moorgreen Reservoir Mike Leatherland 10
Purple Hairstreak 3 Hardwick Wood Russell, Martin 10
Halloughton Wood Gorse Martyn Anderson 1
Cotgrave Woods Brian Johnson 7
White-letter Hairstreak 4 Cotgrave Woods Brian Johnson 4
Eaton Wood Phil Lee 1
East Brigford Jason Reece 1
Halloughton Wood Gorse Martyn Anderson 1
Small Copper 9 Ruddington Chris Overton 4
Sandy Banks LNR Toni Lachetta 4
Skylarks NWT (Blotts Pit) Chris Overton 3
Brown Argus 3 Ruddington Chris Overton 1
Toton Sidings Ian Dunn 1
Skylarks NWT (Blotts Pit) Chris Overton 3
Common Blue 16 Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood Antoni Lachetta 12
Sandy Banks LNR Toni Lachetta 12
Rushcliffe Country Park Marie Bunting 11
Holly Blue 8 Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery Peter Acton 2
Sandy Banks LNR Toni Lachetta 2
Bestwood Mike Leatherland 2
Red Admiral 23 Elton Guide Campsite Harrison, Jennie 13
Skylarks NWT (Blotts Pit) Chris Overton 12
Halloughton Wood Gorse Martyn Anderson 11
Painted Lady 6 Elton Guide Campsite Harrison, Jennie 1
Bingham Linear Park Craig, Jenny 1
Ruddington Chris Overton 1
Shirebrook Wood Dave Morton 1
Budby Pumping Station Dave Morton 1
Bestwood Mike Leatherland 2
Skylarks NWT (Blotts Pit) Chris Overton 2
Small Tortoiseshell 7 Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood Antoni Lachetta 2
Bingham Linear Park Craig, Jenny 2
Oxton Bogs Martyn Anderson 2
Peacock 13 Rushcliffe Country Park Marie Bunting 15
Skylarks NWT (Blotts Pit) Chris Overton 8
Moorgreen Reservoir Mike Leatherland 3
Comma 18 Ruddington Chris Overton 6
Oxton Bogs Martyn Anderson 6
Cotgrave Woods Brian Johnson 6
Silver-washed Fritillary 1 Eaton Wood Phil Lee 2
Speckled Wood 14 Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood Antoni Lachetta 11
Marbled White 1 Shirebrook Wood Dave Morton 1
Gatekeeper 22 Skylarks NWT (Blotts Pit) Chris Overton 100+
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood Antoni Lachetta 47
Toton Sidings Brian Johnson 31
Sandy Banks LNR Toni Lachetta 27
Oxton Bogs Martyn Anderson 23
Meadow Brown 25 Skylarks NWT (Blotts Pit) Chris Overton 50+
Cotgrave Woods Goodwin, Paul 43
Ruddington Chris Overton 30
Elton Guide Campsite Harrison, Jennie 24
Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood Antoni Lachetta 23
Shirebrook Wood Dave Morton 22
Oxton Bogs Martyn Anderson 20
Small Heath 2 Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood Antoni Lachetta 5
Clumber Park Biddulph, Tom 1
Ringlet 24 Sandy Banks LNR Toni Lachetta 60
Cotgrave Woods Goodwin, Paul 17

 

RR

 

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