Nottinghamshire Flutterings 30/06/2017 – records for the last two weeks.

A summary of the last two weeks:


Small Skipper 98 recorded from 20 sites  including 29 at Compton Acres by Laurence Archibald
Essex Skipper 8 recorded from 3 sites – Compton Acres, East Leake, Ollerton Pit Wood
Large Skipper 183 recorded from 19 sites including 30 at Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood by Antoni Lachetta
Brimstone Three recorded in Carlton in Lindrick by Mark Smithson
Large White 51 recorded from 14 sites including at least 10 in Cotgrave Woods
Small White 62 recorded from 13 sites including at least 16 seen along Bingham Linear Trail by Jenny Craig
Green-veined White 23 recorded from 7 sites including 10 seen along Bingham Linear Trail by Jenny Craig
Purple Hairstreak Recorded at Misson Carr NR and Cotgrave Wood, two in both instances.
White-letter Hairstreak Three seen at Cotgrave Forest by Chris Overton and 2 at Langford Lowfields by Carl Cornish
Small Copper Two singletons – Budby South Forest by Elliot Keen and Clumber Park by Jacqueline Dennison
Brown Argus Three singletons – Carlton in Lindrick by Mark Smithson, Elton Guide Campsite by Belinda Scott and Skylarks NWT (Blotts Pit) by Chris Overton
Common Blue 24 recorded from 9 sites
Holly Blue Two singletons – Carlton in Lindrick (Howard Williams) and along the Grantham Canal (June McConnell
Purple Emperor Up to three seen at any one time along a stretch of ride about 400m long at Cotgrave Woods
Red Admiral 88 recorded from 17 sites including 18 along a 1000m stretch of ride at Cotgrave Woods by Richard Rogers
Painted Lady Two singletons- Clumber Park (Tom Biddulph) and Annesley Pit Top (Chris Bradbury)
Small Tortoiseshell 215 recorded from 19 sites including 40 at Annesley Pit Top by Chris Bradbury over a four hour period of visible migration.
Peacock Three singletons seen in Carlton in Lindrick, Keyworth and at Walesby scout camp
Comma 132 recorded from 18 sites including 25 at Cotgrave Woods by Bill Bacon
Silver-washed Fritillary One male in Cotgrave Woods
Speckled Wood 151 recorded from 20 sites, including 15 at Sandy Banks LNR Bestwood (Antoni Lachetta).
Marbled White Seen at six sites – Bingham Linear Park 3, Hills and Holes  Warsop 7, Shireoaks Woodlands 19, Freckland Wood Newstead 25, Manton Old Black and White tip 1 and Toton Sidings.  Have they had a little help?
Gatekeeper Ones and twos reported from Whitwell round, Bennerley, Budby South Forest, Compton Acres, Cotgrave Wood and East Leake.
Meadow Brown 160+ recorded from 20 sites including Carlton in Lindrick 40 and Gotham Hill Pasture 37.
Small Heath 69 recorded from 8 sites mainly Ollerton Pit Woods and Budby South Forest
Ringlet c2000 individuals from 22 sites will not be too much of a surprise, including 302 at Compton Acres (Laurence Archibald) and 100 at Cotgrave Woods 9Bill Bacon).





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