We spent a few hours on the allotment this morning where we spotted a Small White & Small Tortoiseshell, Wren, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit.
In the afternoon we drove up to Otley Chevin and walked through the bilberry patch where we saw Green Hairstreaks towards the end of April last year. As expected, the bilberry which is the local foodplant of these butterfly are still a couple of weeks away from flowering, & I didn't manage to find any pupa. We were pleased to see a couple of Peacock and a mating pair of Small Tortoiseshell and heard our first Chiffchaff of 2012. In the woodland we saw Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Long Tail Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Robin.
Here's how the bilberry and heather slope looks at present, and here's a link to last year's post about Green Hairstreaks on Otley Chevin dated 27 April.
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