Wildlife sightings in the Montpelier, St Andrews, St Werburghs and St Pauls areas of Bristol, UK
Saturday, 23 June 2012
During a work party on the reserve today between us we saw Marbled White, Common Blue, Meadow Brown and Large Skipper. A probable Azure Damselfly and some Thick-thighed Flower Beetles were also seen. The most exciting sighting was of a couple of Common Broomrape flowers - I think this may be a first record for Narroways. Other flowers of note included Sainfoin and Grass Vetchling. Some Nail Galls on lime leaves were noteworthy.
Back in Monty, some Feverfew flowers were seen along the railway path and Common Chickweed along the bridge. A Chiffchaff and a Blackcap were singing at the same location and lots of Harlequin Ladybirds were sitting on bramble leaves along Fairlawn Road.
Another juvenile Blackbird heard in the garden area - could this be a third brood of the summer? - and a Robin seen.