My First Grayling!!!

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My First Grayling!!!

Postby CJB » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:39 am

Good morning UKB'ers,
I hope everyone had a good bank holiday weekend.
I ended up in Norfolk and in between the rain showers managed to go for a wander and saw my first grayling.
I cannot believe how amazing their camouflage is and there were a number of occasions when it was literally in front of my nose and I couldn't see it. You can see from the middle picture how tough they are to see. I have also included a picture of a brimstone which is also amazingly well camouflaged.
I was also hoping to see DGF's but was too late which was a shame, but there were Walls literally everywhere you went. I also saw Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Peacock, Small White, Large White, Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell and Gatekeeper; so not a bad outing really.
Still hoping to see a BHS this weekend coming if they are still around.
Flutter on!
CJB
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Re: My First Grayling!!!

Postby Wurzel » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:17 am

Congrats in your first CJB :D They are great butterflies aren't they - subtle, unusual habitat and satisfying once you can atually find them :D

Have a goodun

Wurzel

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Re: My First Grayling!!!

Postby CJB » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:51 am

Thank you Wurzel!
It's been a good year for firsts! My tally of species on the mobile is at 40 now!
The hairstreaks are eluding me still, all bar the very fluky green a couple of years ago!
Enjoying your reports, as ever.
Flutter on!
CJB


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