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Re: Bird bug & dog people etal
« Reply #90 on: May 18, 2023, 01:01:34 PM »
wonderful photographs

i am sure it made your day

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« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2023, 03:02:19 PM »
Amazing.  How did you coax it on to your hand.

Most exciting!

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« Reply #92 on: May 30, 2023, 04:33:21 AM »
More butterfly photos!

This time from an expedition to a location called Flaxmoss, near Hatchmere in rural Cheshire (visited 2023/05/17). This is a peat bog with lots of Bilberry growing therein, which is the larval foodplant for the Green Hairstreak butterfly. I visit the site with a colleage on a regular annual basis (along with another site near Nunsmere, that also hosts this species).

Usually, we have to spend an hour or so tramping around the peat bog in our wellies until a specimen shows up, then hope that it remains still long enough for us to take photos. This year, we were extra lucky. A specimen appeared within about 30 seconds of our arrival, and posed for the camera for eight minutes!

Here's the photos of that specimen (part 1):
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« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2023, 04:34:18 AM »
And now here's Part 2:
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« Reply #94 on: May 30, 2023, 04:37:19 AM »
Also spotted at the same location was this Large Red Damselfly:
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« Reply #95 on: May 30, 2023, 04:38:30 AM »
And, some more shots of the same specimen of Large Red Damselfly:
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