• Sim Elliott

Butterflies and Birds at the Devil's Dyke and Newtimber Hill. 29.06.22

I went to the Devils Dyke and New Timber in the afternoon on the 77 bus, and spent four hours looking at butterflies, moths, other insects, birds and wild flowers. The 77 bus summer timetable is now in place, so you can get a bus every 45 minutes, until the early evening, every day. First bus from Churchill Square Brighton is 9.52, and the last bus back from the Devil's Dyke is 20.35. But check the timetable before you go; don't rely on this information as timetables change! Timetable: 77 - Devil's Dyke-Brighton Pier | Brighton & Hove Buses.


This is a record of the butterflies and birds I saw. The photographs are listed by species alphabetically; but where I saw more than one individual of a specific species the individuals are presented chronologically within the species category. With some individuals I have posted more than one photo of it, where different photos are of interest


For more information about the Devil's Dyke, see: Devil's Dyke | National Trust


For more information about Newtimber Hill, see: Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill | National Trust


My photos from other recent other trips to Devil's Dyke can been seen here:


Dark Green Fritillaries at the Devil's Dyke. 18.06.22 (simelliott.net)


Birds and Butterflies. Devil's Dyke & Castle Hill National Nature Reserve. 17.06.22 (simelliott.net)


Birds, Butterflies and Wild Flowers. The Devil's Dyke. 04.06.22 (simelliott.net)



Butterflies


Dark Green Fritillaries


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Large Skipper

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Marbled White



Meadow Browns




Painted Lady

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Six-Spot Burnett Moth

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Small Skipper

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Common Carder Bumblebee


Birds


Blackcap


Buzzard


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Chiffchaff


Goldfinch


Kestrel


Moorhen


Linnet


Red Kite


Fledgling Swallows (and a couple of parents)



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