Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Common Blue Butterfly

Last year I was of the opinion that the Common Blue was quite scarce, almost certainly in the areas that I visit. So its quite ironic that the first sighting I have this year of the species which was actually yesterday, was of a mating pair as shown below. I also observed three others over the course of an hour at different locations.






Also I found this female below hiding down in amongst grass at ground level, which was quite difficult to get a reasonable shot of.






18 comments:

  1. Roy SO, 'The Blues are here!' Lovely shots and I also love your handsome horse on your header

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    1. Thanks Margaret, well a few anyway and hopefully more soon.

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  2. Beautiful photos Roy :)

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  3. Kauniita kuvia:-) Sinisiipiä ei ole vielä näkynyt täällä.

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  4. Lovely photos of the Common Blue. I do see it here and it visits my patch of birds-foot trefoil. It's the other blues I don't see (with the exception of the occasional holly blue)

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    1. Thanks Wendy. The Chalkhill is the only one I get to see other than Holly or Common normally.

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  5. I got shots of them doing that on skunk cabbage a couple years ago!

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    1. They do it all over the place Simon.

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  6. I saw a Common Blue in Durlston this year, that seems to be one place you are garanteed to see one. Nice captures, good to find these not-so-common butterflies.

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  7. These are amazing shots Roy. It looks somewhat similar to one of our butterflies here. I will look at my files and compare it.

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    1. Thanks Nora, yes there are quite a few similar species around the World.

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  8. Fabulous captures of the mating pair!

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