Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Cold Edge and Withens Head

A lovely day for a Butterfly Survey which I did today as it's been difficult to find a decent day and it was a matter of taking the best opportunity I could get! Not many to count, just 4 species. There were just a small number of Small Tortoishells, Meadow Browns and G V Whites and 2 Gatekeepers.

Birds were difficult to find with just a few mipits, Linnets, Swallows and Swifts and one female Reed Bunting on a fatball near Spring dam. 1 juvenile Curlew still in the fields and 1 Kestrel. 3 Wheatearswere on the walls opposite the wind farm car park

It was good to meet up with Jeff on a Whinchat hunt but unfortunately they were not showing if they were there - plenty time for migrants yet Jeff !


Brian Sumner . said...

September should be interesting down the Stonechat/ Whinchat valley.

Jeff Cox said...

It was good to see you again Dave. Wonderful weather and the lack of birds didn't really matter at all :)