Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A Final Flurry of Flutters

We are fortunate to observe several really colourful Butterfly species in UK.
This is likely to be one of the last butterfly posts of the year.

Peacock
A lot of fuss is made about the Purple Emperor, but surely there is no more colourful species than the Peacock. Dependent on the available light you also get a variation in colouring.







Comma






Red Admiral











The other day I was complaining that I had not seen many Common Blue Butterflies about.
In the last week they have suddenly put in an appearance, which is better late than never.







Large White



Small Tortoiseshell










22 comments:

  1. ¡Maravilloso reportaje, Roy!. Tenemos la suerte de compartir las mismas especies. En mi región, Asturias, vuelan 144 mariposas. Tendréis que venir un día a verlas, los Picos de Europa son un lugar excepcional. Un abrazo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gracias tanto Belén. Me gustaría visitar un día.

      Delete
  2. Common blue? Peacock? You are very very lucky to have seen them, the second flight seems to have been wiped out here!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its the second flight that has performed well here Simon.

      Delete
  3. How wonderful these images are; as if each and every one could take to the air right off the computer screen!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hei Roy! Kauniita kuvia! Siellä on samanlaisia perhosia kuin täällä meillä;-)) Jännää kun välimatkaa on kuitenkin paljon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kiitos Anne, kyllä se on pieni maailma todella.

      Delete
  5. Very very beautiful pictures Roy. What a diversity, good job :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. All beautiful butterflies and well photographed.. Can you check my post today to see if ID the butterflies correctly please.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Margaret. OK I will have a look.

      Delete
  7. I've noticed a lot more butterflies over the last couple of weeks. The Peacock is my favourite of all I think, it's really atttractive and I usually get lots in my garden once the ripe fruits appear on my Victoria plum tree.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes D, I think some species were a little late this year.

      Delete
  8. Beautiful butterflies! There still were a lot of butterflies yesterday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gunilla. I hope to find a few more yet, nothing different I guess.

      Delete
  9. Holy shit !!!!
    A gorgeous post with an attractive range of fantastic beautiful butterflies.
    Really a compliment!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Helma.
      Google translator got the exclamation slightly wrong there, but never mind.{:))

      Delete
  10. wonderful butterflies photographies * the blue ones are rare here !

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting
and commenting on my blog