12 June 2014

Prawle Point, Devon: 12 June

Spent the day at Prawle Point - one of my favourite headlands in south-west England. Things were quiet bird-wise, with 1 Manx Shearwater E, 1 Yellowhammer and 4 Cirl Buntings being the most noteworthy, but with reports of migrant butterflies and moths arriving in Britain over the last few days we concentrated on lepidoptera today.

A circular walk taking in Langerstone Point and Signalhouse Point produced a single worn Painted Lady Vanessa cardui, a Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene, 1 Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja, 5 Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus, 3 Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina, 1 Large White Pieris brassicae, 2 Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta, 4 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria and 3 Six-spot Burnets Zygaena filipendulae.

A rather worn Painted Lady Vanessa cardui - the only migrant butterfly we found today

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