Thursday, 5 July 2012


Glorious sunshine finally brought out good numbers of butterflies in the top field of the Country Park at Draycote Water. Species included Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Common Blue, Large Skipper with Small Skipper and Gatekeeper new for the year. Also seen were Brown Hawker, Common Blue and Blue-tailed Damselfly, Snout and a longhorn moth species. A fresh Bee Orchid at a location previously thought buried under the newly surfaced car park was most welcome especially as majority are past there best. Great-spotted Woodpecker and 3rd year Yellow-legged Gull the only birds worth reporting.
Marbled White

Small Skipper

Large Skipper

Meadow Brown

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