Farnham Gravel Pit Members’ Day – 14th July 2013

White-letter Hairstreak

White-letter Hairstreak Farnham GP 14/07/2013 Mike Smithson

Thanks to good weather, about 30 members  attended Members’ Day this year on Sunday 14th July.  An optics and camera display, supplied by Marcus Grover from Northallerton, provided additional interest for those seeking new equipment.

Butterfly species produced an excellent display with many Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers and Ringlets recorded.  The White Letter Hairstreaks obliged, giving good opportunity for photographers.

Dragonfly species were also numerous with Emperor and Black Tailed Skimmer, Brown Hawker and four species of damselfly. Many thanks go to David Alred who helped members to identify each species.

Ornithologically, the Common Terns were busy feeding their young on the islands, which are at last beginning to appear again as the water level recedes.

Sue Coldwell

Farnham GP 14/07/2013

The above photos were also taken by Mike on Members’ day. They will soon also be on the gallery for you to see enlarged views


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