From what I have observed recently the butterfly season appears to be drawing down already and quite early this year. I went in search of Red Admirals in the last week without success.
At this time and until October I would expect to find Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell in reasonable numbers. The indifferent weather is not helping the situation with frequent storms and strong winds which are not conducive to the flight of butterflies.
I have posted below a few images of what I did find.
The Painted Lady is still around and perhaps the only unusual one of the bunch.
Although not looking at their best at this time of year, I was nonetheless pleased to get a few shots of this elusive little bird that I can never really get to grips with. Its always on the move and often obscured by twigs or leaves.