Thursday, 11 May 2017

Red and White

Two more first sightings of the season.
I found this Red Admiral along a river bank where I would normally expect to find this species. 
This one is most likely to have arrived recently on migration from Southern Europe, although there have been reports of a few overwintering in UK. I only got a few shots of it before it disappeared.


This Large White below (A first Brood female) is the first of this species I have observed this year.
I was fortunate as it came along just before I decided to leave and return home.









16 comments:

  1. It's all starting to get a bit more interesting on the butterfly front now Roy, I too got my first sighting of the year yesterday of Red Admiral (sadly, no photos!)...and a Small Heath!
    I also found four 'new for year' damselflies...it's looking good.

    I enjoyed your last two posts...you've captured some great Orange Tip action shots there....and I'm STILL waiting to find a male willing to sit and have it's portrait taken!!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, that male Orange Tip is bound to get tired eventually. :)

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  2. hier wil het nog niet echt met de vlinders ,maar als ik dit zie,dit is geweldig mooi.

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  3. Very nice Roy, you could already photograph a lot of different butterflies. I do not have one in the picture yet, but hopefully this Sunday will come.
    Greetings, Helma

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  4. I haven't seen any whites yet this spring apart from green veined. We had admirals out early in the season, over wintering adults. Not seen any migrants yet. Great captures as always.

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  5. Beautiful butterflies and images Roy. I am sorry these days I do not have the same time to comment on all your posts due to recent events but I appreaciae you posts and your comments on mine.

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  6. Lovely butterfly series, Roy. I haven't seen a single butterfly yet but it's true that the beginning of May was quite cold. The coming warmer days should bring them out.

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