Saturday, July 29, 2006

Even more Painted Ladys

This morning I visited Old Winchester Hill again. Weather conditions different to yesterday when it was still and hot. This morning it was cool and breezy from the west. Small butterflies were less in evidence but Painted Ladys were all over the upper slopes mostly sheltering out of the breeze.
In all I counted 115.

Other butterflies included:

Red Admiral - 26
Dark Green Fritillary - 4
Chalk-hill Blue - 1000s
Peacock - 6
Small Copper - 5
Large White - 11
Common Blue - 2

Also 2 Raven flew over the area.

Some photographs from today

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Blue

Small Copper

Small Copper