In reply to James:
My Flickr photos
In reply to Alan.:
Amazing spectacle, must be mind-blowing to see such vast numbers when you think how excited we get over one or two on our plants!
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
In reply to WendyBartter:
Here is the UK invasion in 2009, I remeber it well & doesn't seem so long ago www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Painted-ladies-migrate-thousands-of-miles-radars-discover-they-are-just-too-high-for-you-to-see-them.html We had them everywhere. They were picked up on radar too.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Noisette:
It's certainly remarkable and interesting data, something so small that can travel that far and be picked up on radar !
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
Got these two yesterday.
Nice shots Jim, haven't seen many Commas this year.
Thank you Hazel, I have only seen a few here too.
According to this year's survey, I understand both Comma's and Red Admirals have actually had quite a good year, with numbers up on last year (in the UK anyway), probably due to them being early fliers and the weather in May being the best of the summer.
In reply to Nigel O:
Lucky enough to see quite a rise in numbers of very fresh looking Commas early in year though dwindled quite quickly but plenty of Red Admirals, Peacocks & Small Tortoiseshells all summer & still around now on sunny days on Buddleias & Verbena especially!
Does anyone know what this beastie is? I'm guessing some kind of Crane Fly? Approx inch long!
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654
Accepting all non-essential cookies helps us to personalise your experience
These cookies are required for basic web functions
Allow us to collect anonymised performance data
Allow us to personalise your experience