Brief visit to Area 51

Managed an hour here today , the first two birds noted were 2 Red Kites , both entering the site from the South , although becoming increasingly regular here they are still a pleasure to see . The abundance of Skylark at this site is incredible , with at least 40 birds seen ! The site also holds literally thousands of Butterflies which were my main target today , the most abundant species are Meadow Brown , followed closely by Small Tortoiseshell, with a supporting cast of Ringlet , Small Skipper , Essex Skipper , large Skipper & Gatekeeper. I … Continue reading Brief visit to Area 51

Brief visit to Area 51

Managed an hour here today , the first two birds noted were 2 Red Kites , both entering the site from the South , although becoming increasingly regular here they are still a pleasure to see . The abundance of Skylark at this site is incredible , with at least 40 birds seen ! The site also holds literally thousands of Butterflies which were my main target today , the most abundant species are Meadow Brown , followed closely by Small Tortoiseshell, with a supporting cast of Ringlet , Small Skipper , Essex Skipper , large Skipper & Gatekeeper. I … Continue reading Brief visit to Area 51