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


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

  2. Very nice indeed, lovely shots Marc.

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

  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!

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

  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.