Sunday 22 June 2008

16 June 2008 - Corsica Day 2 - Around the Hotel

A few short meanderings from base led us in to some really nice habitat. Armed with only 135mm lens the bird images were lacking - amongst them though, included: Red Kite, Fan-tailed Warbler, Goldfinch (spp tchusii), Greenfinch (spp madarszi), Common Swift, Jay (spp corsicanus), Great-spotted Woodpecker (spp parroti), Marmora's Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Great Tit (spp corsus) and Spotted Fly (spp tyrrhenica).

It was, however, the butterflies that did best to attract our attention.

Corsican Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia immaculata)

Corsican Swallowtail (Papilio hospiton)
And then there were these giants flying around, trying to knock over small children and hotel buildings.

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