Thursday, 30 July 2009

30th July 2009

Visited the lakes during the late afternoon. Saw 6 Common Terns from the causeway, and noted that just 1 Mute Swan appeared to be at Engine Pool. Undoubtedly, the highlight was seeing 3 Great Crested Grebe chicks with their parents.
M.P. Griffiths

P.S. Have had 8+ butterfly species visit my garden during the last few days, which is really nice to see. Only saw a Speckled Wood today; but had 2 Painted Lady, a Small Tortoiseshell, 2 or 3 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 2 Gatekeeper, a Peacock and a few unidentified whites all on the 28th.


midlands birder said...

in the garden where we go 2 weekends ago we had loads of white butterflys,and speckled wood,but only 1 small tortoiseshell and a comma all on 1 budlia bush,but no painted ladys yet

Matthew Griffiths said...

If that garden's like mine, you should see a number of Painted Lady next time you're there.