Saturday, 13 July 2013

Marbled White

Early start on the patch before we all burn to bits in what feels like to be the hottest day of the year so far, had a search around the outfall in hope with catching up with last weeks Bonaparte's gull to no avail.

The Bay held up to 10 Common Sandpipers, these are to be my first returning birds of the autumn, a single Ringed Plover of note.

But star find came in the shape of my first MARBLED WHITE butterfly for the site and possibly the first site record of these species here.

6 spot burnet


  1. Hi Paul, As you probably know I had a Marbled white at the Valley in the last few days and is still there, perhaps they are making inroads, the weather certainly helps. Dave mc.

  2. Cheers Dave, I did see your report and thats what spured me on to check the bay and scored, john archer had one a couple of years back at Xness and several sightings at rainham last year so lets hope that they are here to stay.