Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday 10th August

Today I managed to get an hour out up at Holly Hill just up the road. This is an area of open chalk downland and part of the North Downs Way. Despite the very strong wind it was excellent as usual for butterflies. Numbers today were 5 Chalkhill Blue, 4 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 100+ Gatekeeper, c60 Meadow Brown & 1 Large White.

I checked my usual spot here again for Adder but probably too warm at 2pm, there were 7 Slow Worm however.


Brown Argus


Chalkhill Blue



Holly Blue


4 Comments:

At 7:27 pm, Blogger Cheryl said...

Beautiful photos of the butterflies....you can never have too many of them....they are so fleeting, we have to enjoy them while they are around....

 
At 7:40 pm, Blogger Greenie said...

Steve ,
Sounds like a well used hour , and great photos too .
Re. Adder , have found locally that they are already heading back to their hibernating areas .

 
At 8:29 pm, Blogger Boulmer Birder said...

Steve, you Kent bloggers have all got me very envious. I could do with a day of your butterflies...

 
At 9:23 am, Blogger Simon said...

Great butterfly photos Steve.

 

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