A major invasion took place yesterday when hundreds of Painted Lady butterflies descended on the beach throughout the afternoon and evening. I have never seen so many butterflies..they were everywhere. Today despite the wind changing from a light Southeaster to a brisk North Westerly they are still very evident clinging to the pebbles on the beach and flying in small groups of 5 or 6. Although they are being battered by the wind amazingly they are still able to stick close together. I understand there has been an enormous migration over Italy and northwards during this past week and a major influx has been noted in many areas.
We have a lot of Little Terns present at the moment and they along with a few Common and Sandwich Terns are finding a good food supply just off shore...a fantastic sight and a wonderful sound!