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While having lunch on Foxcovert Lane, there were Whitethroats singing constantly and a Common Toad slowly made its way past us, allowing some photos to be taken.
In the afternoon I went to Holme Pit to see if any dragonflies were about yet but had no joy, but there were lots of Reed Warblers about and even a few Sedgies. a single Common Tern was present too but soon disappeared.
I took the opportunity to do my butterfly survey up on the grove as it was pretty hot and there was barely any wind. It was a little disappointing, with only 3 species noted, totalling about 30 butterflies. Still no Skippers, and the lack of diversity was quite worrying really. Hopefully things will pick up in the coming weeks. I did manage to find my first Silver-Y moth of the year though, which was a nice bonus.
Weather for next week looks good for butterflies so I'll be heading up to clifton at some point, and i'm planning on running the moth trap several times so fingers crossed for a good few days.