To our supprise Small Blue can be found here with a large area of Kidney Vetch, its primary foodplant growing on the cliffs near the beach. We spotted two Small Blue on our walk out and another 3 on our way back but with the steepness of the cliff and the Small Blue having a wingspan as little as 16mm they were proving very difficult to photograph. Sightings along the cliff face included Sand & House Martin, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Skylark, Rock Pipit, Linnet, Whitethroat, Starling, Raven, Jackdaw, Rook, Peregrine (check out the photo on Spudds Nature Blog), Razorbill, Guillemot, Gannet, Kittywake, Fulmar, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull & Cormorant.
ABOVE HERRING GULL BELOW SMALL TORTOISESHELL
ABOVE AND BELOW SMALL BLUE ON KIDNEY VETCH
MALE SMALL BLUE
FEMALE SMALL BLUE