Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
A nice sunny afternoon yesterday after a cold start (frost in places) & so we went off around some local woods. It was a lovely walk with 11 species of butterfly & finally got photos of Violet (Weavers) Fritillay on Violets!!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Nice one Hazel. I don't think they come over here, even in warmer weather.
WendyBartter said: That E/NE wind is so harsh!
You're not kidding. I seriously underestimated the windchill today. I nearly got frost bitten fingers taking photos in the wind without gloves. Out of wind, it wasn't too bad.
It was too late in the season, last year, when I found I had some Green Hairstreaks living just a few miles away. I promised myself I'd get some shots this year and while I was out looking for cuckoos today (I failed to find any), I came across one who I eventually persuaded to pose … on the ground, unfortunately, meaning I had to lay down to get a decent shot!
I forgot how small they were, but one of my faves, just for the outrageous colour ... I mean bright green!
Nothing else, like the numerous Orange Tips, Tortoiseshells or Red Admirals would settle.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
I managed to capture these two yesterday,but only with phone cam.
One unfortunately dead caught in the spiders web
This one was dead very pale white/Green.Had to get granddaughter to hold it open doh
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