The birds have gone quiet for the time being, while they moult and re cooperate from the breeding season. It gives me the opportunity to look at other things, like bats (in the evening) and butterflies during the day.
It's a great time for butterflies at the moment. Lots are on the wing, and it's the time of year for the The Big Butterfly Count 2016 The idea is that you spend 15 minutes counting and identifying as many butterflies as you can. Near me, the most common this year seems to be Small White, but one of my favourites is the Red Admiral. Quite often seen on Buddleia, they contrast very well against these light colours.
Beautiful butterfly! I've never seen and orange and black one.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty butterfly!ReplyDelete
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Hello, beautiful captures of the Red Admiral.ReplyDelete
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It has been very quiet on our birding patch as well. We often do not hear any singing before sunrise, even from the mockingbirds which can sing all night in the spring. My attention also turns to butterflies but they are very scarce at present, possibly because of all the mosquito spraying in response to the local occurrence of "non-travel-related" Zika. We have encountered no mosquitoes at all, which is also very unusual. Of course we slather on the DEET.ReplyDelete
You are lucky to find so many Andrew... Very few here I am sad to say... Lovely photos... MichelleReplyDelete
Fantastic captures of this beautiful butterfly!ReplyDelete
Those are fabulous photos.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful captures. What a lovely butterflyReplyDelete
Gorgeous shots of a gorgeous butterfly!ReplyDelete
So so pretty!ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Wonderful captures! I love the butterflies. 🤗ReplyDelete
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Such crisp colors. Wow!ReplyDelete
I don't have any birds this week either. Other things like bats are hard to capture. Good luck!ReplyDelete
An elusive subject! Beautiful creature and you have captured it well =) #photofridayReplyDelete
Your knowledge and photos always astound me, Adam. I was trying to get a dog and butterfly shot at our walking park last week to no avail. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete