Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 4th September 2016.
More warm weather expected so maybe chance for Clouded Yellow yet.
Since 30th August:
Paul Goodwin on the Radcliffe Wood transect noted ‘A few speckled woods around but not spectacular numbers, nice to see singletons of Common Blue, Small Copper, Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell.’
Laurence Archibald talks about Compton Acres
I guess Compton Acres has been like most places this year, judging by some of your correspondents’ notes.
Spring up to end May was a washout with the only saving grace being Orange Tips at about normal numbers.
June and July were, overall, good – particularly Skippers (although they disappeared last week of July), a Green-veined White site record count and most of the Browns at expected levels (overall Ringlet counts for the 2 months were highest recorded). On the down side, numbers of Blues were poor as were those of Small Heath.
August has been weird! Like everywhere else it seems, the Buddleia have been deserted and no Small Coppers so far. However, Common Blues were out in force (until NWT decided to mow the meadow at Wilford Clay Pits that were, up to then, CB Central) and the number of Browns has been respectable – particularly Speckled Wood with a record count yesterday.
Still time for things to improve, hopefully.
Here are some new records submitted since last time, they date from the past ten days or so:
|Brimstone||Shirebrook Wood||1||Dave Morton|
|Large White||Gotham Hills||4||Brian Johnson|
|8 records, mostly singletons||Dyscarr Wood||3||Pauline Bradford|
|Small White||Netherfield Lagoons transect||19||Sue Cowlishaw|
|15 records including||Gotham Hills||11||Brian Johnson|
|Green-veined White||Common Lane Carlton-in-Lindrick||3||Howard Williams|
|9 records including|
|Small Copper||Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery||2||Peter Acton|
|3 records||Mansfield Road (Church Rock) Cemetery||2||Damian Taylor|
|Shirebrook Wood||1||Dave Morton|
|Brown Argus||Gotham Hills||5||Brian Johnson|
|2 records||Gotham NR||1||Brian Johnson|
|Common Blue||Netherfield Lagoons transect||43||Sue Cowlishaw|
|8 records including||Shirebrook Wood||12||Dave Morton|
|Gotham Hills||8||Brian Johnson|
|Holly Blue||Compton Acres||3||L Archibald|
|9 records, all but one of singletons|
|Red Admiral||Calverton garden||4||Martyn Anderson|
|4 records, all but one of singletons|
|Painted Lady||Calverton garden||1||Martyn Anderson|
|Small Tortoiseshell||Ouse Dyke||3||Jack Dennison|
|6 records, all but one of singletons||Calverton garden||3||Martyn Anderson|
|Comma||Calverton garden||1||Martyn Anderson|
|Speckled Wood||Compton Acres||38||L Archibald|
|24 records including||Netherfield Lagoons transect||15||Sue Cowlishaw|
|Common Lane Carlton-in-Lindrick||13||Howard Williams|
|Radcliffe Wood transect||11||Paul Goodwin|
|Dyscarr Wood||10||Pauline Bradford|