Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Ketton Quarry - 08/05/2008

An early morning appointment in Peterborough gave an opportunity for another visit to Ketton Quarry. By the time I got there it was already shaping up to be a very warm day and there was continuous bright sunshine. As a direct consequence there was far more butterfly activity than I've seen anywhere ekse this year. Common species on the wing were: Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Brimstone and Holly Blue. I also managed 2 of my 3 butterfly targets -

A good 25+ Green Hairstreaks noted, but bloody hard to get a shot of as they were so active.

Also c15 Grizzled Skippers, again very lively and mobile. Bastards! No Dingy Skippers though.

'Another micro-second and I'm off'

A very conservative 200+ Common Heaths - the name really fits at this site.

Otherwise moths were few and far between, with only a few Incurvaria masculella and Pyrausta purpuralis noted.

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