Went on a butterfly hunt today but to no avail, even though the conditions seemed perfect. We did manage to find quite a few Holly Blue including one which visits our garden at approx the same time each day, just after lunch. It came today as normal, stayed around for a few minutes then disappeared again.
We visited Woodlands Fishery at Carlton Miniott, Thirsk where we managed to get some photos of a Holly Blue and also a very damaged Speckled Wood. Apart from a white they were the only butterflies we could locate and it is normally where we would find Gatekeeper and Brimstone to name but a few. On entering the driveway to the fishery we did see a Hobby circling above and managed to get some record shots but it didn't hang around for too long, no sign of the Corn Bunting today though. We went on to Nosterfield and saw the Black Tern again along with a Yellow Legged Gull at Lingham.