Thursday 1st July 2010, Shenstone

During my walk around the patch today I saw further signs of successful breeding, with 6 juvenile Starlings, 2 Juvenile Goldfinches, and a number of young Great Tits and Blue Tits seen.

There were quite a few butterflies on the wing today, with the set aside at the edge of Butts Lane being particularly good. This area that is between the lane and the field is full of wayside flowers and butterflies seen along here were 8 Ringlet, 3 Meadow Brown, 3 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood and 1 Small Skipper (the first I've seen this year). There were also small numbers of Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars feeding on the Ragwort.

Wayside Flowers - Butts Lane 1st July 2010:

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar - Butts Lane 1st July 2010:

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