The female is identical in appearance to the male except that her lower mandible is orange-red with a black tip. The adult male has a black beak. The juvenile is similar to the adult, but with duller and greener upperparts and paler underparts. Its bill is black, and the legs are also initially black.
‘Painted Lady Butterfly’
‘Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly’
The type that saw the greatest decline was the painted lady – with a 38.5 per cent drop in gardeners spotting them compared with in 2020.
Over the last two years, sightings of this species have almost halved, with only 16 per cent of respondents to a survey stating...
Sedge warblers have an olive-brown mantle and scapulars with dark brown streaks, and a cinnamon rump. On the upperwing the flight feathers are brown with pale buff edges, and the wing coverts are black with paler edges. The rounded tail is dark brown.
The belly is white, the flanks are pale rust and the rest of the underparts are cream or pale buff.
‘Sedge Warbler (UK)’...