|The Seven Sisters from Seaford Head|
On Saturday evening a noisy motorised parasail flew east to west along the coastlineIt was a sunny morning on Sunday so I did my weekly butterfly transect at Mill Hill. I met Paul and Andy who were on butterfly missions of their own.
Results: 1 Adonis Blue, 35 Chalkhill Blue, 6 Common Blue, 4 Dingy Skipper, 11 Gatekeeper, 9 Meadow Brown, 2 Peacock, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Small Heath, 1 Wall, I Brimstone.
|second brood Dingy Skipper|
|car boot sale below Mill Hill|
After this I headed for Hope Gap , well named as I was after a sighting of a Clouded Yellow reported on Saturday at Seaford Head. There were plenty of Chalkhill Blues fighting with Common Blues and Gatekeepers plus Six-spot Burnet moths. The scenery is stunning there and there were plenty of walkers enjoying the sights. A few golfers were hunting in the rough for those little white things. Butterflies seen: Chalkhill Blue, Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Marbled White, Brown Argus.
|Lesser Centaury Centaurium pulchellum|
(I changed my id for the plant above)
|Six-spot Burnet moth on Viper's Bugloss|
|Common Blue on Ragwort|
|Six-spot Burnet moth|
|Kayak off the Cuckmere Haven|
|The calf nudged his mum when she was enjoying a rest so she got up and indulged him|
During the last few days I have seen some interesting moths in our stairway. A Brimstone moth was outside a window. It flew off when I attempted to open the window for a better view.
|unknown moth on window, 18mm wide|