Sunday, June 08, 2014

Crow Hill Circular

Crow Hill Circular late am early pm

Pretty quiet

5 lapwing
c50 starlings
1 pied wagtail
2 swifts
8 swallows
30+ meadow pipits
2 skylarks
2 linnets
plus usual titmice, finches and corvids

Large, small and green veined white butterflies
2 meadow brown
1 small tortoiseshell


charlie streets said...

Do you have a photo of the Large Tortoiseshell, it's very rare indeed round these parts?

AndyC said...

First meadow Browns of the year as well,,,very nice

NTBR said...

Charlie, no photo but I've checked my notes and it was a small tortoiseshell. Apologies for the typo. A tatty looking specimen it was too.
It was pretty warm up there and there were lots of flowers in some of the meadows in the area.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

It's always good to get a few butterflys Niall

charlie streets said...

Okay NTBR, I suspected as much :-)

Wildflower meadows take some beating at this time of year, they have something for everyone.

AndyC said...

Loads Of Chimney Sweepers in Shibden valley this week, well worth keeping an eye out for............

Mike Sharpe said...

Titmice ???