Tuesday, 21 July 2009

King's Wood Heath and Reach

Good days on Saturday (18th July) and Monday (20th July) with a female Silver-washed Fritillary photographed on the first date and another (unsexed) and 2+ Purple Emperors seen, and a male SWF photographed on the 20th and record shots of a Purple Emperor. Also male and female Southern Hawkers and a Gatekeeper there (a species growing scarcer? - let's hope it doesn't do a Wall Brown!).

(Why can't Purple Emperors pose like that?)

And from the previous weekend an obliging White-letter Hairstreak at a (Purple Emperor-less for me) Chicksands Wood:

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