This blog is about all forms of wildlife I record around North Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes in particular. My main interests for 2012 will be looking for anything I've not seen before.

Friday, July 23

Linford Lakes at lunch time

Another fairly quiet visit today. Decided to stick to the paths and hope I'd trip over a mammal or two. Best spots were actually butterflies with 3 Common Blues, 1 Marbled White, 1 Large and 1 Small White, a few tatty Ringlets, a Speckled Wood and lots of Gatekeepers. 1 Six-spotted Burnet and a few Meadow Browns made up the rest. Is it me our are Red Admirals having a bad year? I've personally not seen one yet this year!
Only other things to hit the notebook were 1 juvenile Grass Snake, 1 Grey Squirrel and numerous Rabbits.

Does seem like a good time to plug this -


  1. I've only seen one Red Admiral locally, and that was at Caldecote a couple of days ago. They do seem to be down on numbers this year.

  2. It's definitely you.
    No they are a bit thin on the ground. Not seen too many myself.

  3. Thanks for your postings chaps. I'm going to try and complete a few of the butterfly survey's over the weekend. Hopefully find my first Red Admiral, fingers crossed. I'll update the blog of course. Regards Paul