LOUND BIRD CLUB

Striving to record, monitor and conserve birds & wildlife found on the Sutton & Lound GP's SSSI (Idle Valley NR) since 1990.

Butterflies July 2018

The 2018 Year List stands at 24 Recorded Species. The Reserve List has 29 Recorded Species

 

Report up to Wednesday, 18 July 2018

 

Tuesday 17th Pride and place must go to the 2018 Reserve Year addition of a Silver-washed Fritillary, which had a brief visit to Pete Freeman's garden in Lound village, where it fed on the Buddleia. It was only the third occurrence of this Specie following one that was recorded in 2001 and the individual that was recorded in 'Chainbridge Wood NR' feeding on the Buddleia from 27-30 July 2013. (Pete Freeman)

 

Monday 16th. Week sixteen of the 2018 NWT Butterfly Transect recording produced (10) Large White, (2) Small White, (3) Green-veined White, (2) Speckled Wood, (16) Meadow Brown, (6) Red Admiral, a single Painted Lady, (23) Peacock, all feeding on the large Buddleia, (2) Small Tortoiseshell and (5) Comma, were all recorded in 'Chainbridge Wood NR'. There were (14) Small Skipper, (3) Large Skipper, (14) Large White, (2) Small White, (6) Ringlet, (74) Meadow Brown, (3) Peacock, (2) Small Tortoiseshell, (3) Brown Argus and (12) Common Blue, that included three females. The Education Meadow (Bellmoor Lake) produced (12) Large White, (2) Small White (2) Green-veined White, (5) Meadow Brown, with singles of Gatekeeper and Comma. Also recorded around the reserve was a single Small Skipper, (2) Large Skipper, (27) Large White, (4) Small White, (2) Green-veined White, (5) Speckled Wood, (2) Ringlet, (7) Meadow Brown and (7) Gatekeeper. (Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt)

 

Sunday 15th. There were (33)m Large White, (4) Small White, (10) Green-veined White, (6) Speckled Wood, (5) Ringlet, (15) Meadow Brown, (18) Gatekeeper, (2) Red Admiral, (4) Peacock, and a single Small Tortoiseshell, were all recorded around the Northern end of the Reserve. (Ian Hunt)

 

Monday 9th. Week fifteen of the 2018 NWT Butterfly Transect recording produced (13) Small Skipper, (3) Large White, (3) Small White, (2) Green-veined White, (33) Ringlet, (78) Meadow Brown, (16) Gatekeeper, (3) Small Tortoiseshell and a single male Common Blue, were all recorded in Alan's Meadow.  In 'Chainbridge Wood NR' Transect there was a single Large Skipper, (4) Large White, (4) Small White, (2) Speckled Wood, a single Ringlet, (3) Meadow Brown, (2) Small Tortoiseshell, with singles of Red Admiral and Comma. In the Education Meadow (Bellmoor Lake) there were singles of Small Skipper, Large Skipper and Small White, (11) Large White, (5) Ringlet, (4) Meadow Brown and (2) Gatekeeper. Also noted around the reserve were (10) Large White, (6) Green-veined White, a single Speckled Wood, (2) Meadow Brown and (3) Gatekeeper. (Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt)

 

Friday 6th. There were (2) Large Skipper, (29) Large White, (3) Green-veined White, a single Brimstone, (4) Speckled Wood, (5) Ringlet, (66) Meadow Brown, (30) Gatekeeper, (3) Painted Lady, which were a Reserve Year addition, (8) Small Tortoiseshell and a single Comma, that were all recorded around the Northern end of the reserve. (Tony Tomlinson, Vic Giles)

 

Wednesday 4th. There were singles of Large White, and Small White, (2) Green-veined White, a single Speckled Wood, (2) Meadow Brown, (6) Small Tortoiseshell, a single Comma and Small Copper, were all recorded in Lound village. (Pete Freeman)

 

Tuesday 3rd. There were (6) Essex Skipper, (5) Small Skipper, a single Large Skipper, (24) Large White, (2) Small White, (12) Green-veined White, (2) Speckled Wood, (c35) Ringlet, (c50) Meadow Brown and (33) Small Tortoiseshell, that were recorded around the Reserve (Pete Freeman, Tony Tomlinson)

 

Monday 2nd. Week fourteen of the 2018 NWT Butterfly Transect recording produced (3) Large Skipper, (3) Small Skipper, (2) Large White, (2) Ringlet, (8) Meadow Brown, a single Gatekeeper and (2) Small Tortoiseshell, in the 'Chainbridge Wood NR'. There were (17) Small Skipper, a single Common Blue, (6) Large White, (4) Green-veined White, (8) Ringlet, (157) Meadow Brown and (5) Small Tortoiseshell, that were recorded in Alan's Meadow. There were (2) Large White, and a single Ringlet and (5) Meadow Brown, that were all recorded in the Education Meadow (Bellmoor Lake) Transect. Also noted around the reserve were singles of Large Skipper, Gatekeeper, Red Admiral and Comma, with (2) Large White, (3) Ringlet (5) Meadow Brown and (2) Small Tortoiseshell. (Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt)

 

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