This afternoon a couple of hours in the vicinity of Cotham Landfill produced up to 10 Grizzled Skippers, including at 3 new 'sites'. Most pleasing was one seen on the site of the former Cotham Household Waste Recycling Centre, which was restored with GS in mind; it was nectaring on common vetch which has colonised the grassland in abundance. Nearby, there were up to two on the edge of the active landfill site, with another along a track further north - as far north as they've ever been recorded in this area. A fly-over Peregrine cruising north was a bonus.
|Grizzled Skipper at Cotham HWRC|
A quick skip over to Collingham Pits late PM then let things down, with little to report...