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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Bookham Common

The last Surrey Butterfly Conservation walk of the year, for Brown Hairstreak at Bookham Common, where i have only had a brief view of one last year. The day started on the M25, just after the slip road at junction 9 a crew change was needed, then onto Bookham Common. The waiting party were looking around the car park, and had good views of Purple Hairstreak and a Clouded Yellow shot past. Over the Railway footbridge, into the Blackthorn area. A few minutes a Brown Hairstreak was seen by Joan and myself, I managed to get the following pictures.

It then flew into the low scrub and laid an egg on the low blackthorn branch, before it flew off, before many of the other walkers had a good view of it. Silver-washed Fritiilary and Purple Hairstreak were seen later on the walk.

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