Monday, 25 July 2011

Butterflies and Seabirds

A lone Balearic Shearwater flew past the Little Orme on Tuesday along with good number of Manx Shearwaters. Manxies are being seen daily at the moment in small numbers along with Gannets and common Scoter.

Butterfiles have been much in evidence with several Dark-green Fritillaries on the headland as well as the discovery of a small colony of Ringlets. Photos above are by Julian Wheldrake.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Mid-summer beauties

Lots going on around the headland at the moment with many young bird saround - Families of Chough, Buzzard, Kestrel, Wheatears, Stonechats, Rick and Meado pipits, Linnets and Auks giving a super spectacle. Butterflies inlude many Graylings and Silver-studded Blues. Here a couple of pictures from this morning.