I spent a glorious three hours at Southwater Woods today. My targets were Silver-washed Fritillaries and Clouded Yellows. What I got was a butterfly frenzy, but no Clouded ones. Large numbers of Peacocks and Silver-washed Fritillaries were everywhere. At one stand of thistle I had a job figuring out what to photograph first –a Peacock, a Large White, a Green-veined white and a Gatekeeper all competed for my attention. There were also Painted Ladies, Speckled Woods, White Admirals and a Common Blue on yellow vetch.