Sighting

18-09-2020

Clouded Yellow (3)

Small White (2)

Small Copper (29)

Brown Argus (1)

Common Blue (14)

Adonis Blue (3)

Meadow Brown (18)

Small Heath (35)

 10.15-12.00. ClYs seen together in unit 4 of the SSSI. They showed a lot of interest in one another, at one point all three forming an aerial daisy-chain like large whites are inclined to do. But nothing came of it whilst I was watching them. Most of the SCs seen in unit 1, sheltering and warming themselves on exposed ground of animal scrapes. Good numbers - they are consistently strong at this site. In general my impression is of a good showing of 3rd generation SCs this year.

Simon Crampin