Thursday, 14 July 2011

On the Border with butterflies

Paul Lewis and I had a small window today in between jobs and work,so we went to Harefield towards Ruislip where at  Bayhurst woods we went  in search of butterflies ,we parked and walked the circumference of the wood and saw that many butterflies,that we renamed the wood Speckled Wood as in every sunny glade they were abundant.
Birds were not at a premium but we did see juvenile nuthatch and heard tree creeper and blackcap.
Our main goal was some rare butterflies,but it was not until we had gone full circle and reached the car park we had a fleeting glimpse of White Admiral,then amongst the Oaks ,Paul saw our first Purple Hairstreaks I was surprised they were not much bigger than Common Blue,we managed some photos
and returned home happy with our good fortune.

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