Butterfly and Moth finds. March 2016.

 Whilst at work the bird list has been creeping forward, it is now on 45 species. A couple of weeks ago when we had a nice sunny and warmer day, I found this Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on a road at work, no doubt tempted out by the bright sunny day it soon realised it was rather fresh when it moved. I carefully placed it on a log pile out of the wind where it stayed sunning itself. The Red Kites are getting more and more frequent over the workplace and put on a real low level show, a couple of days ago I counted 6 together, searching for food alongside the numerous gulls present, I shall have to take a small camera outfit in, too good an opportunity to miss so low down.
I found this lovely Oak Beauty moth on a wall when walking around at work, this is a regular moth at this time of year, and a welcome sight, season change is upon us. At home the Dunnocks are taking nesting material into a usual site, and food the other day! perhaps feeding the female whilst on eggs! The female Blackbird has also started to take nesting material into one of the honeysuckle bushes, they did well last year.