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Fritillary Towers

Posted by on July 8, 2010 8:49 PM | 


Spent a ten minute lunchbreak today down at Fritillary Towers, where no fewer than 12 DGFs were gorging on the thistle flowers as mentioned in previous postings (keep up at the back there).
Not just Dark Green Frits on the plants, plenty of bees, Small Tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper and a Small Skipper too.


For a particularly active butterfly, getting a shot of the DGFs wasn't so bad - just a question of standing still and letting them come to you amongst the thistle heads. Various sizes and even a pair mating, but all had those lurvely swept back wings.




Superb wee insects.
Peregrine over Ainsdale early am today, otherwise still summer quiet.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...

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Hi John fancy plugging an event 'down south' for me?

‘A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush’
Where: Oxmoor Local Nature Reserve,Runcorn
When: 18 July from 06:30 to 08:00AM
Oxmoor Local Nature Reserve is one of Halton’s best sites for birds, especially warblers. Cheshire’s leading ornithologist, Professor David Norman, has been catching and ringing birds at Oxmoor since 2003, helping to shed light on their lives including their longevity and migration.

Come to this event for a truly Extraordinary Encounter as David and colleagues from Merseyside Ringing Group share a unique opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with some of the birds of the site. There should be the chance to see, in the hand, at least seven species of warbler, plus Kingfishers and the resident Wrens, Dunnocks and Robins, but you never know what might turn up in the ringers’ nets!

To book places please contact Artery of Life officer;
(01928 583917)

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