Today, myself and TS popped to Grimley and Holt in search of the Turtle Dove that had been seen earlier that morning. We went to all the usual Turtle Dove spots but it was to no avail. We then decided to pop into an area known as Grimly Triangle. Whilst in there we saw a ♀ Gadwall with two ducklings and a Kingfisher fishing on the pool there. You know Kingfishers are like buses...you hardly see any and then loads turn up!
After Grimley, we went across to the nearby Butterfly Conservation reserve at Monkwood. During the walk round we saw 2 White Admirals that had now emerged. We also saw good numbers of Large Skipper and Meadow Brown. There were a few Speckled Woods seen as well as a Green-veined White and a Ringlet.
From Monkwood we walked down to the fantastic scrubby/grassland of Monkwood Green and saw a number of both Six-spot Burnet and Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet moths. Ringlets were also present here.
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet - Monkwood Green, 21st June 2010:
Six-spot Burnet - Monkwood Green, 21st June 2010: