Thursday, 13 March 2014

Butterflies spotted at the weekend in the spring sunshine

 
This Peacock butterfly photographed at Filnore Woods by Simon, is one of the earliest to emerge this spring.  There have also been Small Tortoiseshells and a Comma butterfly seen.  But the earliest, as usual, has been the greeny yellow Brimstone butterfly.  They are harder to photograph because, unlike the Peacocks, Brimstones don't spend much time perching.
 
 
You can just make one out in the top left quarter of this photo.

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