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Monday, July 12, 2010

12th July

The Common Whitethroats seem to have upped the size of the insects that they are bringing to the nest.

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Marbled White Butterfly: this is only the second park record of this species. It was present in the Wetland Pen, area 32 and would sometimes hop over the hedge and into the nearby area. It seldom settled for more than a few seconds.

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6 comments:

ChrisB said...

Fantastic shots! Last Wednesday we saw what looked like a Monarch butterfly by the path to the east of the zoo. Has anyone seen similar and was this just an escapee?

Spoonbillz said...

I saw a marbled white in the vet dept garden last year in the zoo, didn't realise they were so rare in the park though.

Gavin said...

Hi Tony, Saw the whitethroat. My first one! Thanks for the tip on its exact whereabouts.

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Chris.

It probably came from the Butterfly tent that is situated just inside the eastern boundary.

Tony

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Spoonbillz.

I think the nearest colony to the park is Brent Reservoir unless they have some on the heath.

Tony

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Gavin.

I am glad that you saw them, it is always nice to see a new species.

Tony