It sure is Wurzel, although it was a bit late reasonably fresh ones were still being seen so I thought I had a chance of finding more than one.Apologies for the late reply loads of family stuff going on at the moment!Wurzel wrote:It's horrible when good sites go to the bad Rex Could it be too late in the season so things have merged, done the deed as it were and passed on?
Have a goodun
Thanks Neil, I couldn't believe my luck having 2 Speckled Yellows staying put for me, I've been trying to get a decent photo of one for years and then suddenly I get two! Sadly it appears my old GHS site will never regain it's former glory but never is a very long time so I live in hope. Apologies for the late reply.Neil Freeman wrote:Hi James,
Sad to hear of the demise of your old site.
I have to say, those Speckled Yellow on bluebells shots, not once but twice These are lovely moths but a right pain to get a decent shot of, well done.
A whirl of pearls!
After a hectic couple of weeks full of family birthdays and other forms of craziness it is time to try and catch up on my diary. As has been reported elsewhere Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries are now back in Sussex. It's been absolutely fantastic to see these wonderful butterflies back where they belong. Like everybody else I am hugely grateful to the 'Fritillaries for the future' team for their enormous efforts and great dedication to this endeavour, it is a real privilege to know them all and enjoy their company in the field.
Here is a small selection of both Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary photos I took over the course of the spring.
I'm reliably informed by Neil Hulme that this PBF (below) is ab.transversa when the small group we were in photographed it I forgot to mention that I'd seen this striking female earlier on being courted by an amerous male. I tried to capture the action in a sequence of photos some of which (to my surprise) were not just a blur!
And finally communal roost.
Thanks for looking,