Week 18 of the butterfly transect was carried out by Nikki M, 13:30, 22°C, clear skies, wind W B3.
A total of 104 butterflies were recorded as follows: 3 Small Skipper, 1 Brimstone, 2 Large
White, 4 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 3 Red Admiral, 4 Painted Lady, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 24 Peacock, 7 Comma, 14 Gatekeeper, 18 Meadow Brown, 7 Ringlet, 9 unidentified White.
Day flying moths: many grass moths, Shaded Broad-bar. 2 Brown Hawker, 2 Common Darter, Azure damselfly. Marmalade hoverfly, Honeybee, Noon fly, Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva), Cinnamon Bug (Corizus hyoscyami).
Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, Whitethroat, Blackbird.