Saturday, 28 September 2013

Long-tailed Blues and Peregrines

view from Birling Gap
On Wednesday I visited Birling Gap following a report of a Long-tailed Blue there. There was plenty of Everlasting Pea there, but no sign of the LTB.

On Friday and Saturday I joined others at Beeding Cement Works and saw a female LTB through the fence on both occasions. Neil found two females outside the fence then alerted us to the find (story here). Two Peregrines were perched on the chimney ladder.


Later Friday I headed to Mill Hill to do my final transect of the year: Adonis Blue 8, Clouded Yellow (male) 1, Common blue 4, Large White 1, Meadow Brown 13, Small White 5, Speckled Wood 1.
Birling Gap:


Comma, Polygonia c-album
Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
Stonechat, Saxicola torquata
Green Lacewing, Chrysoperla, carnea
Ichneumon wasp, Amblyteles armatorius
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella
Friday sunrise
Beeding:
Garden Spider, Araneus diadematus
Peregrine, Falco peregrinus
Peregrine, Falco peregrinus
Peregrine
Peregrine
Peregrine
Mill Hill:
female Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus
male Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus
male Clouded Yellow, Colias croceus
Beeding Saturday:
Comma, Polygonia c-album
Everlasting Pea, Lathyrus latifolius
- food plant of the Long-tailed Blue
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

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