Sunday Sevens 2020 #25

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens; a post where I share seven or so photos from my week.

At the start of the week we had beautiful warm weather and the butterflies were out in force. Here’s what I spotted:

In the woods…

A ringlet…

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A meadow brown male

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Meadow brown female…

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Female small skipper…

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A blurred photo, but some sort of fritillary.20200721_10281100

And sadly a departed brimstone…

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In the garden I spotted a Peacock…

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There were also a lot of whites in the garden, but they don’t land for more than a fraction of a second, so no photo.

Outside our bedroom window a red admiral was hanging around…

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And in my lounge a golden retriever…

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Okay, not a butterfly, but Sunday Sevens wouldn’t be Sunday Sevens without Harry.

Have you seen many butterflies this year?

Until next time,

Bekki x

16 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 2020 #25

  1. Well done with the butterfly photos – they’re quite hard to capture I’ve found.
    The departed butterfly looks ethereal – it almost looks like one of the fairy folk although a bit pale so perhaps also departed.
    We used to see far more butterflies than we have for the past couple of years which is odd as we deliberately leave lots of wild flowers (aka weeds). for them to feast upon. I don’t know what everybody else does of course.

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    1. Thank you. I crept up on that brimstone and was feeling really chuffed that I’d got so close without it flying off until I realise it was there only in body.
      We leave a lot of ‘wild flowers’ for the butterflies too, but don’t seem to have many in the garden this year, but loads more in the woods than usual.

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  2. hardly any, and hardly any caterpillars, despite leaving much of the garden wild for them. I heard on GQT (I think) that it was because of the wet winters – many native insects have been unable to overwinter successfully

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    1. We’re the same in our garden – and like you leave a good size wild area for them, but I’ve never seen anywhere near as many in the woods as this year – it is near a butterfly conservation area, but still if it’s down to the weather that should impact them too.

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  3. Seeing mainly small tortoiseshell, whites and ringlets here at the moment. Orange tips seemed to be doing ok earlier in the year too. I find them really hard to photograph so impressed with your pics.

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  4. My goodness me, what lovely photos- I’ve visited a nature reserve this week- lots of very busy butterflies and not a picture of any! I especilly like the last rather large butterfly, not heard of a Harry before.

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  5. Harry is a Golden Furry Butterfly , love all your butterfly shots. The only time I have seen a fritillary was on holiday in North Cornwall. Still not seen a Brimstone, poor little thing. A stunning collection. X

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  6. I feel like I have seen less this year, partly through doing less travelling and garden visits, but also I do think insects are less active even on wildflower patches locally. I hope I am wrong.

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