I'm starting to get my eye in with White-letter Hairstreaks, although it helps to know where and when to look.
As I mentioned on my last visit to the "Big Field" behind Shipley Station a couple of weeks ago I bumped into someone who gave me some good tips on where to look for various species, and his directions to the White-letter Hairstreaks came up trumps today, three were nectaring on thistles under the only Elm tree on site.
I'd also hoped that the Marbled Whites would be out, and I did get fleeting glimpses of a few but only one distant record photo. Also, plenty of Ringlet, Meadow Brown & Small Skipper, a couple of Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and Large White and single Common Blue and Comma.
Before getting back on the train I checked on the Station Meadow reserve and it was crawling with Burnet moths, both Six-spot and narrow-bordered Five-spot.
Butterfly Journal 2018
24. 28/06/18: White-letter Hairstreak, "Big Field", Shipley
25. 28/06/18: Marbled White, "Big Field", Shipley