Wednesday 1 October 2014

Ten Species on October 1st.

With the 3rd brood Wall Brown being so good this year I was quite keen to see if any would be showing on Pevensey Levels, not an area where the 3rd brood would normally be expected. However, despite arriving in drizzle, the weather soon improved and although a strong breeze picked up it was warm enough for several butterflies. Nigel and I were very pleased to get our target with 4 Wall Brown seen and all were strangely females. A total of ten species of butterfly were seen including a very fresh Small Tortoiseshell and a Clouded Yellow. The most numerous species was the Red Admiral, which also produced the only photo of the day. Other than butterflies a very nice Grass Snake was seen warming up in the sun and Common Blue Damselfly, Migrant Hawkers and lots of Common Darters were around.

Red Admiral.

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