I must admit , the very muggy weather has somewhat reduced the amount of wildlife about , and with making several visits to High Elms to hopefully get another sighting of the Large / Scarce Tortoiseshell , which didn't happen , and to check up on the emergence of Silver-washed Fritillary and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies , there's not a lot to talk about . So it's down to pictures and comments again .
The less said about the Down House bird survey the better , as only 16 species , withouit a single Summer visitor was all that was recorded . 3 DGF found in the large meadow was some consolation .
The last couple of visits to HE has produced 'Hairstreak sized' sightings in the top of an Ash that stands above a Wych Elm in the bottom glade . I have yet to get any positive WLH sightings , and will be glad when the Canadian Golden Rod , their favoured nectaring flower comes into bloom .
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