Painted Ladies

Has anyone else enjoyed a visitation today?
There were Painted Ladies on the buddleia at Dempsey Towers in Ainsdale all day – was I just lucky or has there been an influx that I am not aware of, deep in the doldrums?

All the butterflies were flighty and feeding like crazy, occasionally taking a break for a bit of basking.
Nice.
A few Migrant Hawkers about too.

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4 thoughts on “Painted Ladies

  1. Ok, so you don’t do butterflies. 4 calling Whimbrel south over Ainsdale earlier and Willow Warblers moving through the dunes. A bit of subsong from them too…

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  2. We DO do butterflies. We do jelousy, too. Nothing like it in our Manchester garden, but we’ve only seen three or four Painted Ladies so far when out and about.

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  3. Painted Lady on the superb Sea-lavenders at Marshside on 23rd July.
    Whimbel calling on Ravenmeols shore yesterday with many Sandwich Terns
    Waders building up at Hightown shore today with 350 Curlew, 250 Oystercatcher, 1000+ Dunlin, etc. Also 5 Little Egrets.

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  4. Marshside – 04/08/18

    Common Gull x 8
    Sparrowhawk x 1
    Grey Heron x 4
    Little Egret x 2
    Starling x 500+
    Snipe x 3
    Dunlin x 5
    Curlew x 14
    Common Sandpiper x 1
    L.R Plover x 1
    Oystercatcher x 2
    Teal x 13

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