July 2018

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15th:
  • Banstead Woods: 4 White-letter Hairstreaks just west of orchard, 3 Silver-washed Fritillaries, Brown Argus, 6 Holly Blues, 3 Commas, Red Admiral, 6 Southern Hawkers - IPW
White-letter Hairstreak just west of orchard - IPW

14th:

  • Canons Farm: Coal Tit, Essex Skipper, Brimstone, 2 Green-veined Whites, 15 Small Whites, 10 Large Whites, Comma, Peacock, 16 Meadow Browns, 8 Gatekeepers, 4 Ringlets, 3 Common Blues, Brown Argus - PGo. Purple Hairstreak on east side of Ruffett Wood - IPW
  • Banstead Woods: male Purple Emperor by Piddly Pond at 12:30, 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries, 7 Dark Green Fritillaries, Small Heath, 2 Holly Blues, Small Copper; also Small Whites, Speckled Woods, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers. Piddly Pond had Large Red Damselfly, 3 Southern Hawkers, 2 Common Darters - IPW

13th:
  • Canons Farm: Buzzard, 200 Woodpigeons, 2 Swallows, Blackcap, 3 Whitethroats, 30 Starlings, Song Thrush, 4 Goldfinches, 2 Yellowhammers, Marbled White, Green-veined White, 10 Small Whites, 4 Large Whites, Speckled Wood, 20 Meadow Browns, 8 Gatekeepers, 6 Ringlets, Holly Blue - PGo


8th:
  • Banstead Woods: Purple Emperor in flight west of Harholt Plantation late afternoon, 9 White-letter Hairstreaks just west of orchard, Large Red Damselfly at Piddly Pond, 4 Southern Hawkers at Piddly Pond - IPW


White-letter Hairstreak at Banstead Woods IPW

7th:
  • Canons Farm: Buzzard, 2 Blackcaps, Whitethroat, 2 Essex Skippers, 12 Marbled Whites, Green-veined White, 16 Small Whites, 20 Large Whites, 2 Commas, Red Admiral, 25 Meadow Browns, 4 Gatekeepers, 10 Ringlets - PGo
  • Banstead Woods: Coal Tit, 6 Blackcaps, Whitethroat, 4 Nuthatches, 2 Dark Green Fritillaries at Fames Rough, 6 Silver-washed Fritillaries, 6 Small/Essex Skippers, 2 Brimstones, 50 Marbled Whites, 20 Small Whites, 20 Large Whites, Comma, Speckled Wood, 80 Meadow Browns, 6 Gatekeepers, 3 Small Heaths - PGo

6th:
  • Canons Farm: 6 Swifts, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Whitethroats, 6 Linnets, 3 singing Yellowhammers, 4 Small/Essex Skippers, Green-veined White, 15 Small Whites, 15 Large Whites, Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshells, Peacock, Speckled Wood, 30 Meadow Browns, 16 Gatekeepers, 20 Ringlets, Holly Blue, Southern Hawker - PGo

5th:
  • Banstead Woods: 3 White-letter Hairstreaks just west of orchard, Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 Brimstones, 2 Marbled Whites, Red Admiral, 2 Ringlets, 2 Meadow Browns - DJ


3rd:
  • Banstead Woods:  Chiffchaff, 3 White-letter Hairstreaks just west of orchard, 3 Ringlets, 5 Meadow Browns, Comma, Marbled White, imm male Ruddy Darter - DJ 

White-letter Hairstreak at Banstead Woods DJ

imm male Ruddy Darter at Banstead Woods DJ

Comma at Canons Farm - IGM
Marbled White at Canons Farm - IGM
Six-spot Burnets at Canons Farm - IGM
2nd:
Banstead Woods: Purple Emperor, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary - SG


1st:
Banstead Woods: 3 Lapwings flew north at 09:20, 2 Whitethroats, 8 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldfinches, Buzzard, 5 Herring Gulls, Goldcrest singing White-letter Hairstreak just west of orchard, Small Heath, c100 Meadow Browns, c30 Ringlets, 2 Large Whites, 5 Small Whites, 2 Commas, 3 Large Skippers, 5 Small/Essex Skippers, c40 Marbled Whites, Emperor - PGo