Saturday, 2 April 2011

First Flutters of the Year

A belated post of my first Butterfly sightings of the year. Taken at Marston Vale Country Park Bedfordshire on 23rd. March.

Comma (polygonia c-album)
Small Tortoiseshell (aglais uricae)
Also seen but alas no photographs -
Peacock (inachis io) and Brimstone (gonepteryx rhamni)

And three days earlier I took this photograph in my garden

Early Grey Moth (xylocampa areola)
You'll notice that the rear of the wings are out of focus, this could be down to my poor photography but, in my defence the moth was vibrating it's wings very fast at times. I don't know if this was some kind of defence mechanism or it was just warming up it's wings prior to taking flight?


holdingmoments said...

Lovely shots Trevor.
I'm going to have to brush up on the flutter ID's, and get ready.

I think you could be right about the moth warming up for take off.

The Herald said...

Thanks Keith, yes they will soon be hear. ;)

Linda said...

You have such a talent, Trevor. These are beautiful. And that chaffinch in your previous post is stunning.

The Herald said...

Linda,thank you. Yeah,I was very pleaased to get that Chaffinch shot.