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RE: Bredbury (other wildlife)


I have just had to rescue a Hummingbird Hawk moth from my conservatory, fortunately it seemed to fly off very strongly. What a fantastic sight.

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A good afternoon at 'Star field', with lots of butterflies viz: 44 small skipper, 30 meadow brown, 37 ringlet, 4 gatekeeper, 2 small white, 2 comma, 1 red admiral, 1 small tortoiseshell, 1 speckled wood, 1 large skipper. Also 5-spot burnet and a few straw dot as well as the first cinnabar caterpillars of the year.

On the canal towpath nearby: 1 holly blue repeatedly settling on a damp patch by the water (butterflies need moisture too), and 2 comma.



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1 Ringlet in my Bredbury garden

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At 'star field' this afternoon:

6 comma, 2 gatekeeper (first of year), 2 large white, 8 large skipper, 3 small tortoiseshell, 26 meadow brown, 21 small skipper. No prizes for guessing the most numerous species - 44 ringlet. Also half a dozen 5-spot burnets and similar number of straw dot.



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Nice few Ringlets today at about 6.45pm. 8 minimum.  Many Meadow Brown too.



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A higher number of ringlets today, even with the cloud, wind and rain!! 14 recorded. Also 27 meadow browns, and the first small skippers appearing. Also 1 small tortoiseshell and 1 narrow-bordered 5-spot burnet. What could we be seeing if the sun came out?



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Andy, I have sent you a pm. Cheers, Paul

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Paul,

Thanks for the tip-off. You were right about the ringlets. I visited yesterday p.m. and found nine which is my second highest local count in the Stockport area. Also very good for large skippers with a minimum of 25 counted. It's a very big site that, and I have popped into it occasionally, but not at this time of the year. I will look again weather permitting. Where does the name 'star field' come from?

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Andy

 



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Star field off hardman avenue, off George lane. I am no expert on butterflies but i believe i have seen a ringlet today 1st at 12.00pm then about 1.00pm as i went back to try to get a photo. It was at the bottom r/h corner of the field(near the canal) if you enter from hardman avenue. I do have a couple of pictures on my phone but not sure how to upload.

-- Edited by paul shaw on Tuesday 21st of June 2016 02:09:15 PM

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 21st of June 2016 07:07:59 PM

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