Sunday, July 04, 2010

Bedford Purlieus butterflies

Bedford Purlieus is a slice of ancient woodland not far from Peterborough. This weekend was lovely and hot and the butterflies were out in great numbers. There were very good numbers of Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Large Skippers, but the stars of the show were Silver-washed Fritillaries, White Admirals and White-letter Hairstreaks, all in good numbers. I also saw a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, but wasn't quick enough to get the shots...

Small Whites and a Comma feed on horse dung



Silver-washed Fritillary



White Admiral




White-letter Hairstreaks

2 comments:

thedrunkbirder said...

I'm jealous of the Hairstreak shots Mike. Silver-washed Frits really seem to be spreading at the moment.

Reg The Birder said...

Sounds and looks like an amazing place. I shall have to try to get there next year.

Brilliant shots.