Monday, 11 August 2008
Small Heath Butterfly & Chicory,Red Campion etc..
Birds: Linnet one party of (12 S), also a single. Chaffinch (4), Still 3 Willow Warblers singing a couple in full song. 3 Goldfinch, about 30 Swallows low to the ground weaving in and out between the Ragwort in nearby field - probably local collection birds. Greenfinch (2) Sparrowhawk disturbed, Woodpigeon (2). Also a Willow Warbler between Slate Farm and Duckworth Clough...
Insects: Small Heath Butterfly, (1 and photographed here), Meadow Brown Butterfly (6), Green Veined White Butterfly (10), Large White Butterfly (2).
Flora: Hybrid of Red Campion.... and photo of Chicory recently introduced to Slate..