Monday, 17 April 2017

Spring butterflies

ONE of the most attractive, common spring insects, and one easily spotted, is the orange-tip butterfly.  Its feeds on cuckoo flower and the males patrol for available females - whilst photographing a fresh female a suitor came by and she raised her abdomen alluringly.

Also seen today were numerous slow worms - if you look carefully you can see a very small grass-snake tail top right.

Other highlights today were a glossy ibis, little ringed and ringed plovers, redshank and black-tailed godwits, bitterns and numerous great white egrets.

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