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Saturday, 30 April 2011
Butterflies at Crymlyn Burrows
On my way back from the beach following a bit of wader watching I found a nice area in the dunes which was pretty well sheltered from the strongly winds. It was full of butterflies and I managed to record some good stuff for this site. At least 20 Brown Argus were on the wing here and it was great to see them fly in the company of Common Blue butterflies. They are quite distinctive in flight, the underwing looks quite pale (sometimes described as silvery) and they keep quite close to the ground and fly a bit faster than Common Blue.
2 Small Heath were seen flying near this sheltered area and is quite early for this species
At least 5 Dingy Skippers were flying around the sheltered area and is a good record for this site, although sightings of this species are being recorded pretty regularly this year
Only 2 Small Blue were found today
At least 20 Small Copper were here and further afield as were the most abundant species today Common Blue which numbered over 60 throughout the site.