Friday, 2 October 2015

Fly Flatts

This morning I initially came across 4 moths (which I couldn't identify at the time). They were feeding on Ragwort at the Oxenhope end of Fly Flats. Then I checked every Ragwort on the banking and counted 36 though I think there were more....Tricky getting photo's in the bright sunshine but after checking a phone photo with Andy...... .Haworth's Minor ?

 
Also up there this morning 16c, hot sunshine and flat calm I saw 9 Red Admirals and 2 Small Tortoiseshells heading across the water >SW with 1 Small Copper along the embankment.
Also 7 Black Darters with 2 in cop - around the ponds, the end of the res'r and across the wooden bridges.
 

5 comments:

AndyC said...

that may well be the highest count in Yorkshire ever................I will send it to the Yorkshire recorder...asap ...get another count if you cannn...................48 Small Yortoiseshell , 3 Painted lady , 1 Small White , 4 Red admiral , 8 Speckled wood and 6 silver y today at Northowram...

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Can't find Painted L anywhere!! Checked Ringby and Claremount for Wall's again yesterday but nothing doing on that score.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

I guess the extraordinary conditions at Fly Flatts yesterday were the main factor with it being so hot and calm. Hope for some more good days next week. !

brian leecy said...

Amazing numbers ,certainly we have never seen numbers like this at light Locally,also it shows the value of these later flowering plants,of which Ragwort is a superb Nectar Plant for Bees,Hover flies, Butterflies and Moths.

AndyC said...

Ragwort at this time of year holds many species and is always worth a look...