We’ve had a very exciting sighting this morning.
Nick Edge sent in reports & his photograph of a Long-tailed Blue.
The Long-tailed Blue is a migrant to the UK, and it is generally considered extremely to see one on our shores. Last year (2013) saw the largest reports of their numbers in the UK since records began, with sightings on 9 sites across the South Coast. To my knowledge this is the first time we’ve seen them at Collard, although I could be wrong and staff are looking into records.
Read more at UK Butterflies, where you can also view a large number of photographs taken after last years influx.