Silver-washed Fritillaries

Saturday 17th July 2010

This female Silver-washed Fritillary (above) at Cannop posed nicely basking in the sun for me, the males were a lot more flighty (below, near Lightmoor Colliery); I saw about six in total around the Cannop and Yewtreebrake Inclosure areas. Other butterflies seen were Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood and Large Skipper.

Birds of note included an adult and three juvenile Green Woodpeckers at Cannop (below), a family of Tree Pipits at Gorsey Tump, two Siskins at Lightmoor, and two pairs of Ravens.

Below: Mandarin at Cannop Ponds

Comments

I really like the expression on that last little duck! Nice capture.
I really like the expression on that last little duck! I haven't seen any good butterflies.
Paul said…
Thanks for your comments Ninette, cheers,Paul.
Jeremy said…
Beautiful shot of the Silver Washed Fritillary. There's one spot I know round here for them, and I'm hoping to photograph them this year. Is now a good time to see them? Thanks, J.
Paul said…
Thanks Jeremy. Yes now is a very good time, the flight period for the adult is July-August. Cheers, Paul.

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