Thursday, 14 July 2011

Butterflies at Bayhurst Wood Country Park, Ruislip

An afternoon visit to Bayhurst Wood Country Park with Steve Carter in search of the elusive Purple Hairstreak Butterfly produced the following species;
Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Large White, Small White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood,
White Admiral (1),Purple Hairstreak (5).
After walking the entire circumference of the wood we discovered the Purple Hairstreak Butterflies back at the car park on several large Oaks.
On the birding front all was quiet but an immature Nuthatch observed feeding high up in an oak was a welcome sight.

                                          Purple Hairstreak.


                                          Large White.

                                          Meadow Brown.

                                          Small White.


                                          Speckled Wood.

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