Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Common Blue at Sidwood

There's been strong wind and quite a lot of rain in the valley recently so, taking advantage of the first fine day to dawn in the last two weeks, I had a drive to Sidwood this afternoon and added a new butterfly to my list, a Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus).


Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Small Skippers were also flying.

Ringlet (Aphanotopus hyperantus)

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

Sidwood - a peaceful place for a saunter

8 comments:

Roy said...

Hi Emma, that certainly looks a nice peaceful walk along that lane. I think the Small blue is actually a Common Blue, but you have the right latin name which is the Common Blue's latin name.

Emma Anderson said...

Thanks Roy: How silly of me to make that mistake; I was reading from the book too!

Beyond The Garden said...

The common blue would be very uncommon to me. These were nice "catches"

holdingmoments said...

A lovely looking place to saunter Emma. The Ringlet is a cracking picture. I do like these.

Davy T. said...

Lovely photos Emma, did you see any Dragonflies Emma. Im up that way Sunday to have a mooch around.

The Early Birder said...

Shady lanes and lots of fabulous flutters. Just the ticket Emma. FAB.

kirstallcreatures said...

Lovely pic of the Common Blue sat on top of the Ribwort Plantain flower Emma, Linda

sebi_2569 said...

beautiful capture; congratulations