Sunday, 13 May 2012

Aston Upthorne Down - 12 May 2012

We made an afternoon visit hoping for Duke of Burgundy, but despite being warm when the sun was out, it was still fairly chilly when cloud covered the sun, and it therefore did not get warm enough to get too much active. We did manage to come across four Dingy and two Grizzled Skippers, a Holly Blue and Comma, a couple of Peacocks and Orange Tips, and a few Brimstone being the most prominent species seen. Eleven Wheatears were in the valley leading up to the top of the down.


Dingy Skipper

Grizzled Skipper