Both yesterday and today , I tried in vain to attempt to refind the Clouded Yellow and Glanville Fritillary that Martin found whilst on transect at Hutchinson's Bank on Friday afternoon . Yesterday morning I got out as soon as it stopped raining , but en route to the site , got soaked from the waist down from the wet vegetation along the way , then when I got there , any brightness disappeared and it started raining again , a real wash-out , literally .
This morning was drier , but the wind was still as strong , with no encouragement for butterflies to get on the wing . Two hours searching failed to find the two species , but surprisingly , 8 species were found , 6 of them being singletons . Small and Common Blue were the two species that managed
Rattle on which it was resting . A few more plants found in flower on site included ,
Very few birds were seen or heard , but a Garden Warbler was singing unseen from Hawthorn scrub and a pair of Bullfinches were heard calling .
Anyone wanting to see shots of Martin's beautiful Clouded Yellow , including topwing , there is a link on my sidebar .
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