Monday May 5th
GRIZZLED SKIPPER - HOLLY HILL
2 COMMON LIZARD - THEY WERE EVERYWHERE ON HOLLY HILL
Yesterday I went to Holly Hill first at around 1.30 - 2.30pm. 5 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Dingy Skipper, 2 Brimstone, 3 Orange Tip and a Peacock. Also 7 Slow Worm and numerous Common Lizard - rustles in the grass everywhere.I then nipped down to New Hythe principally to try for Green Hairstreak - a species that has eluded me here for a number of years. No sign but I did see another nice Grizzled Skipper and managed a better photo than my last New Hythe effort.
GENUINE NEW HYTHE GRIZZLED SKIPPER!!
Today, Monday, I literally had a quick half an hour wander around the scrun to the west of the scrape, again on the look-out for Green Hairstreak. Still no luck but I did see 1 Holly Blue, 2 Orange Tip (males) and a Large White.
HOLLY BLUE - IN SCRUB BY SCRAPE