Monday, 21 April 2014

Woodland Walk - Butterflies and Bluebells


A woodland walk that revealed much to see with several butterflies and flowers to photograph. 

Peacock Butterfly



A pair of Blue Tits which from what I could see was the male chasing after the female.
Well it is that time of year.


The Bluebells are well out now.




Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly




This looks like Crab-apple blossom.


No Thrush to be seen, but I found his Anvil where he smashes snail shells open to eat the contents.


This Dunnock below was singing, not with his usual full repertoire, but a few faint short notes. 


Green-veined White Butterfly




A Crows Nest which was inhabited. 


Wispy clouds


Brimstone Butterfly


Comma Butterfly out from hibernation.


Orange Tip Butterfly


Not quite a White bell, but still interesting to have found a new one in a different area.



24 comments:

  1. Lots of great photos Roy, love the Wispy cloud, would like to know more about clouds, on my list of things to learn about !!
    We have had a few Song Thrush at the park this last week amazing song. We have Mistle Thrush all year round here and I think there are a couple of Redwing Hanging on. Our Bluebells need to catch up....

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    1. Thanks Amanda. I keep hearing Mistle Thrush, they are annoying though as they are always way up in the top of trees and not very conducive to photography. I think the bluebells are about 4 weeks early.

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  2. such a beautiful walk Roy; the weather was perfect for it too and so much to see and enjoy Carole, at http://snaphappyonline.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. A great little walk there! I regret not paying more attention to the countryside when I lived in the UK - how could I have passed on that Peacock Butterfly!

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  4. Love the cloud shapes. Haven't seen such a spread of bluebells for years.

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    1. Thanks John, yes they are lovely this year.

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  5. Hey Roy... Those Bluebells are just amazing, and the one with the Brimstone, just lovely!! Your photo's are so refreshing, so much to see ,what a lovely spot to walk!!

    Grace

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  6. Some lovely photos of spring, Roy. The bluebells are looking beautiful at the moment and I love the haze of blue in your photos.

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  7. A gorgeous walk you took us on Roy, the bluebells are out of this world, and love the peacock butterfly photos.

    Thanks for the lovely comment, I remember Harry Secombe was a big part of our listening pleasure on a Sunday during dinnertime. Magnificent voice he had.

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  8. What a great set of photos - the bluebells are just glorious. They haven't got into their full stride yet in these parts. Going to be a really good year for them though by the looks of it.

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    1. Thanks D. If we don't get a deluge of rain in May I think most things will have a good year.

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  9. Wonderful Roy, you've seen so much butterflies already! I love the Orange tip, it's kind of frustrated I never managed to get one on the photo. Also love the Brimstone photo and these special clouds.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  10. I'll be damned if this is not spring!
    A great series with many different subjects!
    I love the blue-bells, haven't seen them in years!
    Your butterfly shots are stunning!
    Keep well Roy!

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    1. Thanks Noushka. Yes Spring has well and truly sprung.{:))

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  11. Gorgeous pics Roy, this really is a beautiful time of year :-)

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  12. A very nice blog with lots of variety. Butterflies, beautiful clouds, beautiful flowers and birds. I find this wonderful to see and walk in mind as well as in the area.

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