Sunday, 24 June 2018

More Flutters

More of the recent species of butterflies that I have found on the wing.

Male Common Blue

Female Common Blue.

Male Brimstone

Male Brown Argus

Male Large Skipper

Another visit to the Black Hairstreak location that I previously reported produced these.

Two recently emerged species.

Male Ringlet.

Male Meadow Brown

Friday, 22 June 2018

Grass Vetchling

(Lathyrus nissolia)

It was pure luck that I found this little flower. I was walking on a trodden pathway at the edge of a large grass field and noticed amongst the grass a very tiny little pink flower. The flower was similar to a Sweet Pea bloom, but measured only about 5mm across. It appeared to be attached to a tall single stalk of grass.

The Grass Vetchling (an annual) is a member of the Pea family and flowers between May and July.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

More from the Lady

Is this going to be a good year for Painted Lady numbers.
I have observed two now much earlier than I would normally expect. 
I have also heard of other observers finding them already.

This one I shot below was happily flitting from one bramble flower head to the next and it remained in that area. 
I took so many shots I left the area before it did.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Single Image Post

My latest single image features a single Woodpigeon feeding on grass.
A flexible diet sustains this resident species throughout the year.

Monday, 18 June 2018

House Sparrow Collecting Food for the Brood

There is an abundance of Mayflies now and this male House Sparrow is certainly filling his beak. 
I watched him collecting food nearby and taking it to a nesting site. He was a busy bird.

Greater Stitchwort

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Black and White

The Marbled White Butterfly

I found a few of these on the 15th of June at the usual location, which is about the same time as last year for this area.