I headed off down to Stanklyn Lane this morning to see if I could locate TMH's Whinchat from the previous day. There was no sign, in fact there was very little to get excited about in this part of the patch full stop! The highlight being a single Large White butterfly, things were that poor!
So after spending a fruitless hour or so in the Stanklyn area I headed over to Butts Lane which was more productive thankfully. On starting my walk here I was greeted by an adult ♀ Kestrel hawking nearby and 3 Common Buzzards up soaring. On the scuffled field there were 7 Mistle Thrush present. 1 Yellowhammer, 8 Linnets and 13 Skylarks were also noted.
Butterfly wise the walk produced 1 Essex Skipper, 3 Meadow Brown, 8 Ringlet, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Large White. Other insects of interest were a ♀ Roesel's Bush Cricket and a Black-striped Longhorn Beetle.
Black-striped Longhorn Beetle (Stenurella melanura)