Saturday 5th June 2010, Penny Hill Bank and Monkwood

Today, I returned to Penny Hill Bank with Tony Smith. Again it was a good butterfly day and we saw 2 Green Hairstreak, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Dingy Skipper, 1 Small Copper and lots of Common Blue. Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap were singing from the hedgerows and a ♀ Kestrel perched on the wires above the bank.

Afterwards we popped to the nearby Monkwood reserve. It was fairly quiet here although we did see a ♀ Brimstone, a Small Skipper, Green-veined White and a few Speckled Wood butterflies. A ♂ Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly was on the pool and a Marsh Tit was heard calling. A Small Copper butterfly and a Silver Y moth were seen at Monkwood Green.

Green Hairstreak - Penny Hill Bank 5th May 2010:
Brown Argus - Penny Hill Bank 5th May 2010:

Broad-bodied Chaser - Monk Wood 5th May 2010:

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