Love your thread.
Here is a Small Copper we saw at Wrabness today. Rather overcast, and not that warm, so we feel lucky to have seen any butterflies..
In reply to gaynorsl:
gaynorsl said:next time we need to see a bumble bee in same position
That's probably the only way I could get one to pose for me at the moment and I'd much rather a bumble bee than a spider. I'm happy to take photos of spiders but I wouldn't want a big one standing on me!
A nice Small Copper, Karen, I've not seen any yet this year.
In reply to Karen B Suffolk:
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Nigel O:
My Flickr Photostream
In reply to Noisette:
Female Orange Tip.
I've no idea what type the plant is.
My bird photos HERE
Very nice, Paul. The underwing of the female is really nicely marked.
I got my first Holly Blue of the year. I've been seeing them for quite a while but wouldn't settle.
lovely photo and species Paul and Tony (we had a holly blue in the garden yesterday but it never paused for a photo and disappeared over the garage roof, same with Orange Tip ! )
I saw plenty of Orange Tip along with Speckled Wood, Small White, Peacock and Comma butterflies today at Leighton Moss as it was a beautiful sunny day which brought out the flutterbys and the dragonflies,
Couldn't get an OT to settle so had to be content with Small White (I think ! ) male Green-veined White (thanks to Tony) and a Comma ......
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