7th July 2017

Counts in the BW sector included 12 Chiffchaffs, eight Blackcaps and two Bullfinches.

The main event, the White-letter Hairstreaks just west of the orchard, continue to provide good value. Six were seen today. Good numbers of Silver-washed Fritillaries are sustained, with nine seen today. The first 12 Gatekeepers of the year were seen. Also noted in the BW sector were eight Small/Essex Skippers, a Large Skipper, a Brimstone, 100 Marbled Whites, a Green-veined White, four Small Whites, three Commas, two Red Admirals, four Speckled Woods, 200 Meadow Browns and 60 Ringlets.

Two Southern Hawkers, a Large Red Damselfly and eight Azure Damselflies make up the day's odonata tally.

Paul Goodman