Saturday 28 June 2008

28 June 2008 - Blean woods, Nr Canterbury

Managed to sort a quick visit to Blean Woods with The Bearded One, to see a few Heath Fritillarys. Unfortunately the weather was blowing a hooly - making anything approaching macro photography, somewhat difficult. Highlight was a White Admiral sailing on through the trees - my first for 2008.

Heath Fritillary - seem to look better from the side than above.

One of the nicer specimens - several seemed to have been a bit battered (not like cod pieces) or pecked. Not sure if that was wind damage or just individuals that have been on the wing a wee while now.

Common Cow-wheat - Food plant of the Heath frits.

This superb Broad-bodied Chaser put in a good showing. hopefully ID correct this time - meaning that I won't get any complaints from Mr A Teapot of Essex.
Common Darter - frequently sharing the same stick as the Broad-bodied Chaser. Evidently, friendly little things.

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