Silver-studded Blue caterpillars
These two photos were taken by Nigel Ball on 26th April. They show Silver-studded Blue caterpillars attended by Black Ants. We think they are the third instar. The caterpillars will moult one more time to become a fourth instar, after which it will pupate.
26th April 2021 5 Silver-studded blue caterpillars attended by ants, all on one ants' nest, eating heather and gorse. Probably 3rd instar.
24th April 2021 - Robin, Yellowhammer, Wren and Rabbit.
22nd April 2021: Grey Heron, Stonechat, Skylark, Kestrel, Swallow, Rabbits, Green Tiger Beetle and Common Heath moth.
19th April 2021 - Willow Warbler singing well near the reserve gates.
19th April 2021 - Wheatear on control tower field, probably on passage north.
25th October 2020 Small Copper butterfly seen by Sharon Garforth.