Today I’ll be mainly focusing on Butterflies…
I’m unsure whether this Peacock was so damaged in the windy weather recently, or due to age. I think it’s likely the latter, as it looks to me to be last year’s overwintered adult. Poor thing, such a short life.
If you click on the photo you can see in more detail just how much wing is missing.
Only a record shot really, but here’s a female Orange-tip I managed to catch. Sadly I was too fast and scared her away when I should really have stalked up slower.
I managed a few quick shots of a Speckled Wood, they’re generally not easy to photograph at this time of year. It would seem Speckled Woods also like Honesty, although I suspect the male Orange-tip was just hiding in the Honesty… In fact, I’ve never seen any of the males feed yet… I wonder if they are very short-lived and only mate before sadly dying?