Monday, June 26, 2006

Black Hairstreaks galore

The tatty specimen, and the not so tatty...

Now for the incidentals...

Female Large Skipper

For the third weekend running (25.6.06), my daughter Jasmine and I went to Glapthorn Cow Pastures, Northamptonshire, to try to watch and photograph Black Hairstreak butterflies. Two weeks ago, none were flying, last weekend there were loads but they werre buzzign arounfd the Blackthorns and rarely descending to nectar. Yesterday, there were still plenty around the Blackthorns, but a few also were ont he brambles, including a tatty individual and a much finer specimen (with just a small hole in its right hind wing). Enjoy, and don't forget to click on each image for a larger version.
Canon Powershot A95.

No comments: