Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 21st August 2016

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 21st August 2016

Common Blue 160817 Attenborough by Mark Searle

Common Blue 160817 Attenborough by Mark Searle

No Clouded Yellow reports from Notts (there have been from the south of England) but comments from

Richard Penson 16th
I certainly agree about quiet times, having been out and about over the last few days, all I have seen in my travels are a few “whites” – mostly large and small and then singletons on buddleia or just moving through. Even the great Aston Rowant was relatively quiet on Monday, nothing like the assemblage I would have expected.
The buddleias and other ornamental shrubs / flower beds here at work have been empty for weeks!

Pauline Bradford 17th
I watched a Silver-washed Fritillary being chased by a large Hornet. I was surprised to see how agile such a large butterfly could be. To my relief it out manoeuvred the hornet easily, and did it’s best to outmanoeuvre me!

Brian Johnson 17th
I spent an hour on Gotham Hill this afternoon in the full sun hoping to get a sighting of a Clouded Yellow, but had no luck.

Brian Johnson 19th
Yesterday on Foxhill in East Leake. Only two sightings of the CB which is very low for this location so I think it a poor second brood for 2016.

Small Heath 160818 by Brian Johnson

Small Heath 160818 by Brian Johnson

Silver-washed Fritillary 160817 Dyscarr Wood by Pauline Bradford

Silver-washed Fritillary 160817 Dyscarr Wood by Pauline Bradford

 

Some more notable records over the past ten days or so

Small Skipper Fox Hill, East Leake 1 Brian Johnson
Freckland Wood 1 Phil Burnham
Cotgrave Forest 1 Chris Cooper
Brimstone Cotgrave Forest 7 Chris Cooper
Purple Hairstreak Cotgrave Forest 4 Chris Cooper
Wollaton Park: North corner of lake 4 Chris Cooper, Clare Bowler
Small Copper Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery 6 Peter Acton
Brown Argus Gotham Hills 3 Brian Johnson
Upper Saxondale orchard/edible garden 1 Chris Cooper
Common Blue Netherfield Lagoons transect 23 Sue Cowlishaw
Kings Meadow area 22 Mark Searle
Cropwell Butler 9 Chris Cooper
Gotham Hills 8 Brian Johnson
Gotham NR 6 Brian Johnson
Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery 4 Peter Acton
Red Admiral Cotgrave Forest 3 Chris Cooper
Dyscarr Wood 2 Pauline Bradford
Painted Lady Freckland Wood 1 Phil Burnham
Upper Saxondale garden 1 Chris Cooper
Small Tortoiseshell Gotham Hills 3 Brian Johnson
Fox Hill, East Leake 1 Brian Johnson
Peacock Cotgrave Forest 6 Chris Cooper
Dyscarr Wood 4 Pauline Bradford
Comma Cotgrave Forest 4 Chris Cooper
Silver-washed Fritillary Dyscarr Wood 2 Pauline Bradford
Cotgrave Forest 1 Chris Cooper
Small Heath Gotham Hills 3 Brian Johnson
Fox Hill, East Leake 3 Brian Johnson
Freckland Wood 1 Phil Burnham
NACP 1 Phil Burnham

 

Brown Argus 160812 Upper Saxondale by Chris Cooper

Brown Argus 160812 Upper Saxondale by Chris Cooper

Large White 160815 Cotgrave Forest by Chris Cooper

Large White 160815 Cotgrave Forest by Chris Cooper

 

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