After finishing a survey mid-morning during the week I had the chance after to visit a site having heard that there were Purple Emperors in the Woods.
I have tried to see these majestic Butterflies on a number of occasions and failed miserably, I put it down to a lack of dog poo, if you are not aware dog poo is like caviar to a Purple Emperor, an acquired taste, not for everyone but they seem to love the stuff, the fresher the better.
Below is selection of photos taken from the past week.
|Dog poo is a favourite|
|4 on the ground|
|Silver Washed Fritillery|
|White Admiral - trying to get a photo of one of these is challenging to say the least|
|Red Kite starting to build a nest - failed breeder or spurred on by the weather?|
|Met him out in the middle of a field of wheat.|