At last……a Painted Lady in the garden. Adults are first seen in late March as they start to arrive on our shores and numbers build up in May and June as further migrants arrive from the continent. These breed and give rise to the next generation that peaks in early August. This was a very fresh specimen and also a very hungry one – it fed on the buddleia for a good couple of hours.
Weekly Bird Challenge
Weekly Bird Challenge: “C” is for Cormorant.
Cormorants: the facts and the myths. A large and conspicuous waterbird, the cormorant has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making it appear reptilian. It is often seen standing with its wings held Read more…
Anonymous · 20 August 2013 at 21:53
Beautiful butterfly. Very well spotted and taken.