Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Green Hairstreak at Mill Hill

Green Hairstreak
Following a tip from Andy Horton's website I visited Mill Hill this afternoon to hunt for a Green Hairstreak. I saw plenty of Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Brimstones and Peacocks. At 5pm I climbed the privet covered area above the path at the western end of the lower slope and a Green Hairstreak landed in front of me. After I fired off dozens of shots it headed downhill. Later I came across two grey adders involved in courtship.
Blackthorn in all its glory
Green Hairstreak on privet
Dingy Skipper
Dingy Skippers fighting
 Horseshoe Vetch
Green Bottle 
Grizzled Skipper 
Dingy Skipper 
Grizzled Skipper 

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