Thursday, 8 May 2008

Cromwell Bottom 5th May


First time out looking for butterflies... and its taken me 3 days to get round to posting it! lol


Tried Cromwell Bottom and had plenty of small tortoiseshells, couple of peacocks and a speckled wood (I think - first for me). Also had possible a female orange tip though no clear views as was flying way too fast and didnt settle. There was also a much smaller white butterfly?


Very sunny day and nice to be out, butterflies didnt seem to want to co operate with having their photos taken much mind - someone told me that its best to go in the evening as they are settling in for the night?





2 comments:

charly streets said...

Yes,definitely Speckled Wood,becoming increasingly common as it spreads northwards up the UK.

Early/mid morning can also be good for butterfly photography before they warm up too much. It's amazing how approachable they are when still cool -if you can find them that is!!

Andrew & Lorna said...

Thanks for the confirmation Charly, will try and get up there early morning or maybe evening....