Beautiful Butterflies 2019

  • Good job someone's got their marbles! Lol
    Thanks D!

     

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  • I finally caught up with a couple of butterflies. Slow start for me this year.

    Peacock warming up on some stones

    Comma enjoying the sunshine

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    Regards,Tony

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  • Good to see yours have arrived now TJ. We've had orange tips around for a week or so now & managed to get a few shots

    a few Small Coppers

    & an early Scarce Swallowtail

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Understandably, you're a bit ahead of us Hazel. The Orange-tip is one of my favourites but haven't seen any yet. I don't think we get Scarce Swallowtails in the UK unfortunately.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • Orange-tips are normally quite early fliers, although I've not seen one here, yet, but I've never seen a Small Copper early in the season - maybe that's just me!

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  • Lovely photos Hazel; what a welcoming sight to see Orange tips in France, a sure sign spring is on it's way although you wouldn't think it today with leaden sky and cool conditions. I've seen Brimstone, Comma, Peacocks so far so hopefully more species once the sun returns.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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  • The butterflies keep coming!! Our local website shows over 30 species so far this year of which we've seen 18. This is another, such a lovely colour but tricky in bright sunshine, a Green Hairstreak,

    a probable Grizzled Skipper

    & even a Clouded Yellow

    I think it'll be a good year for Flutterbies!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • You are mking me extremely envious, Hazel. I've seen Brimstone and Orange-tips but haven't managed to get any photos. It's turning colder this week so that puts the kibosh on it. Grrrrr.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • So lovely to see the various butterflies you are getting Hazel, I've seen a few Brimstone, Peacock last week and we have a lot of mining bees and one or two bumble bees buzzing around our garden when its sunny so a sure sign spring is here - almost ! Today it's drizzling and grey so will have to remain patient again until the sun returns.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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