Today, the wife and I, went on a butterfly walk around the not-so-secret rocket testing facility in the Wyre Forest.. There was no sign again of any Grizzled Skippers leading me to think that they may have already finished after their notably early emergence. But other butterfly and moth species were seen in good numbers.
During the walk we recorded 20+ Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, 4 Small Coppers, 2 Speckled Woods, 1 Green-veined White and 3 Large Whites. Day flying moths recorded were 17 Speckled Yellow, 2 Cinabar and 1 Burnet Companion. Green Tiger Beetles were also seen on some of the sandy areas and I also noted a Scorpian Fly (Panorpa Communis)
In terms of notable birds we saw a Garden Warbler and heard Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Willow Warblers. A Tree Pipit was heard singing nearby.
Burnet Companion Moth:
Scorpian Fly (Panorpa Communis):
Pearl-bordered Fritillaries by Bev Kernohan: