Friday, 3 May 2013

First Crack at the Butts!

With a day of cloudless blue skies and little wind the temperature soon warmed up throughout the day and so after work I had a drive over to Shuart to see what butterflies were on the wing. I had hoped for an Orange Tip underwing shot but I did not encounter this species at all but hopefully the next few weeks will give me the opportunity to get 'that' shot. As I walked down towards the coast I spent most of the time in the sheltered areas where I noted 2 Peacock, 5 Holly Blue, 2 Comma, 2 Green veined White were seen mating and I spent some time trying to get a few shots of them. Also noted were 1 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 5 'Whites' did not stop to be identified. A few birds were noted including 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Ring necked Parakeet and 1 Blackcap. Lets hope the sun continues to shine as I can feel the butterfly bug starting to take effect!

Green veined White



Holly Blue

7 comments:

  1. Not had a Green Veined White here yet marc,
    No sun tomorrow mate :-( looks good for Monday, though, maybe Sunday :-) Good luck :-)

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  2. Very nice indeed, lovely shots Marc.

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  3. Yes, has to be said Marc, and boldly too....EXCELLENT.

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  4. Beautiful pictures Marc!
    It looks like you've had more sunny days than us in the south of France!!
    Glad you enjoyed outings and great encounters!
    Cheers!

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  5. Well that's a great start to the butterfly year, even if we have had to wait for it this year :-)

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  6. Marc.
    Love the butterfly shots. my favourite out of them has to be the Green Veined, lovely markings.
    Good luck with the Orange Tip underwing photo.

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