Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Red Admiral

An migratory species the Red Admiral can be found anywhere in the UK and you should find them still flying well into October. With two to three broods you can find individuals in good condition throughout the season. 
I found two this week that are as you can see in good order.
A large striking species that stands out, the female being slightly larger than the male at 72mm wingspan as opposed to 67mm.






25 comments:

  1. That first imageis a stunner. On my post you mentioned you thought the birds were Doves, I would ahve said that also however the farmer said Pigeons! Actually, I have now looked what the different in how both words are used and in fact they are interchangable. I did not want to upset John by answering you on my post as John would read it.

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    1. Thanks Margaret.
      Doves always seem a little different to me especially if they are white.

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  2. I didn't know that Red Admirals were about as late as October. I really like your header photo - dandelion or hawkweed?

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    1. I did see one in December last year D.
      Yes, that was Hawkweed.

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  3. I've seen one or two recently - you've taken some terrific photos!

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  4. What fun to know you have Red Admirals there, too. These are just beautiful shots. Interesting facts about them, too. I wondered why I see them so late in the year.

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    1. Its one of the few Karen that hangs on here to late in the year. I guess they are quite hardy.

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  5. Lots of these beauties around at the moment aren't there. Great pics as always Mr Norris :-)

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  6. Always like the underwing patterns on the red admiral.

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    1. Yes almost as colourful in a different way to the top Simon.

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  7. Lovely photos.. I have seen several in the garden this year :o)

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  8. …a cheerful butterfly and lovely shots! We have them here too. I always like seeing them.

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    1. Thanks Kelly, it is one of the few that flies late into the season here.

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  9. Hey Roy... This is one my favorites we have here too.
    Lovely colors, especially like the second one . It is really in could shape!

    Grace

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  10. Saw these today, several, heading out to sea at West Bay :-) Good weather for them to migrate and possibly good wind direction to help them on their way to warmer climes.

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  11. Merci pour cette belle série, il ne s'est guère montré cette année !
    Bises Roy

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  12. Lovely series of Atalanta.
    Coincidentally, yesterday I also photographed another one and I thought that was particularly so late in the time of year :-)

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    1. Thanks Helma. They will be around for a while yet.

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  13. Gorgeous butterflies! I love the first capture.

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