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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A very good butterfly day and (another) Godwit.

Shibdon Pond- 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Common Snipe. Also Small Skipper and Common Darter

The Black-tailed Godwit at Shibdon [Rob Stonehouse]
Milkwellburn Wood - Another Purple Hairstreak (in a different 1ksq). Many Peacock and Small White butteflies on the wing today.
Lamelsey Water Meadows - The escaped Bar-headed Goose again present.
Dunston - The Vicarage garden held a Dark-Green Fritillary, 35+ Large Whites, 20+ Small Whites, 8 Green Veined Whites, 15 Peacock, 11 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Painted Lady. Also a large number of bees with over 150 counted at one point.

Dark Green Fritillary in the vicarage garden at Dunston [The Reverend Atkinson]

Painted Lady in the vicarage garden at Dunston [The Reverend Atkinson]

Cowen Road, Dunston - Chiffchaff in garden


River Tyne at Stella - A Yellow-legged Gullbut no sign today.

The Yellow-legged Gull at Stella

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