Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Cudworth Common & Storrs Mill

2 Oystercatchers flew south and a Garden Warbler sang near the wind turbine. Sadly there are now only 2 Mute Swan cygnets left out of 6.

Butterflies included 2m & 1f Brimstone and 25 Common Blue (CG).

Storrs Mill Bridge to Ardsley Viaduct
A pair of Grey Wagtails were feeding a clutch from a second brood with  several Azure Damselflies (A. Vincent).

Chris Parkin recorded 17 species of butterfly that included 1 Comma from a new brood, 1 Painted Lady, 38 Small Tortoiseshell, 45 Speckled Wood, 18 Large Skipper, 4 Small Copper, 3m Brimstone and 4m Orange-tip. Other insects included 56 Chimney Sweeper Moths, c300 Banded Demoiselle, 2m Emperor dragonfly, a 14 spot ladybird and lots of Small Tortoiseshell larvae. 

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