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 25 Recorded Species. The Reserve List has 29 Recorded Species

 

Report up to Monday, 30 July 2018

 

Monday 30th. Recorded around Linghurst Lakes ('Parish Park') were singles of Speckled Wood, Comma and Purple Hairstreak, with (6) Common Blue, that included a single female. (Pete Freeman)

 

Friday 27th. Recorded around the Northern end of the Reserve today were (20) Large White, (2) Small White, (2) Green-veined White, (4) Speckled Wood, (3) Meadow Brown, (2) Gatekeeper, (4) Red Admiral, (4) Peacock, (5) Comma and (2) Holly Blue.  (Phil Cadman)

 

Tuesday 24th There were singles of Essex Skipper and Small Skipper, (8) Speckled Wood, a single Red Admiral, (4) Painted Lady, a single Small Tortoiseshell, (7) Comma, (7) Purple Hairstreak, a single Holly Blue and (11) Common Blue, that included two females were recorded around the Northern end of the reserve. (Pete Freeman)

 

Monday 23rd. Week seventeen of the 2018 NWT Butterfly Transect recording produced (20) Large White, (3) Small White, (5) Green-veined White, (2) male Brimstone, (3) Speckled Wood, a single Ringlet, (5) Meadow Brown, (4) Gatekeeper, (5) Red Admiral, (5) Peacock and (8) Comma, were all recorded in 'Chainbridge Wood NR'. There were (7) Small Skipper, (10) Large White, a single Small White, (2) Green-veined White, (5) Ringlet, (33) Meadow Brown, (3) Gatekeeper, (5) Brown Argus and (28) Common Blue, that included just one female that were all recorded in Alan's Meadow. The Education Meadow (Bellmoor Lake) produced (12) Large White, (2) Small White (2) Green-veined White, singles of Speckled Wood, and Ringlet, (2) Meadow Brown and (2) Gatekeeper. Also recorded around the reserve (9) Large White, singles of Small White, Green-veined White and Brimstone, (5) Speckled Wood and a single Gatekeeper. (Phil Cadman, Ian Hunt, Melanie Newman)

 

Sunday 22nd. There were (13) Purple Hairstreak, that were recorded around the Oaks on the Southern edge of Wetlands Lakes formerly (Wetlands Exotic Wildfowl Park) and a further (5) were recorded around the Oak Trees on the South-West corner of 'Chainbridge Scrape (W)'). (Pete Freeman)

 

Thursday 19th There were (3) Purple Hairstreak, that were recorded around the Oaks on the South-West corner of 'Chainbridge Scrape (W)'). (Pete Freeman)

 

Wednesday 18th. A walk around 'Chainbridge Wood NR' and Alan's Meadow produced (2) Small Skipper, (2) Large Skipper, (20) Large White, (5) Green-veined White, a single Speckled Wood, (15) Ringlet, (66) Meadow Brown, (4) Gatekeeper, (2) Red Admiral, (11) Peacock, a single Small Tortoiseshell, (2) Comma and (13 Common Blue, that included just a single female. There were (10) Purple Hairstreak, that were recorded around Linghurst Lakes ('Parish Park'). (Phil Cadman, Pete Freeman)

 

Tuesday 17th This Months Butterfly sighting's 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. Tony Tomlinson recorded large numbers of Butterflies around the reserve, there were (64) Large White, (8) Small White, (26) Green-veined White, a single Brimstone, (7) Speckled Wood, (48) Ringlet, (80) Meadow Brown, (54) Gatekeeper, (18) Red Admiral, a single Painted Lady, (8) Comma and a single Small Copper. (Pete Freeman, Tony Tomlinson)

 

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 that were all recorded in Alan's Meadow. 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) 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)

 

Friday 13th. There were (6) Purple Hairstreak, that were recorded in flight around the tops of the Oak Trees along the Eastern edge of Linghurst Lakes (formerly known as 'Parish Park'). (Pete Freeman)

 

Thursday 12th. There were (18) Purple Hairstreak (PF), that were recorded in flight around the tops of the Oak Trees along the Southern edge of the Wetlands Lakes formerly (Wetlands Exotic Wildfowl Park). (Pete Freeman)

 

Tuesday 10th. There were (17) Purple Hairstreak (PF), that were recorded in flight around the tops of the Oak Trees along the Southern edge of the Wetlands Lakes formerly (Wetlands Exotic Wildfowl Park). These were the first Reserve Records since Aug 2015. (Pete Freeman)

 

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)