Monday, 30 July 2012

early morning at Kithurst Hill

Peacock, Inachis io
On Saturday I rose early and arrived at Kithurst Hill at 7am. There was extensive cloud cover and I didn't find many roosting Chalkhill Blues. On the bank the light levels were too low for photos as it is shaded from the early morning sun. As the sun rose the Chalkhill activity increased until by 9am the west side of the meadow was alive with the light blue flutterings.
male Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon

male Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
male Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon

old male Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
female Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon

old female Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
female Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon
female Chalkhill Blue, Lysandra coridon


male Essex Skipper,Thymelicus lineola
male Essex Skipper,Thymelicus lineola

Large Skipper, Ochlodes faunus

meadow
Marbled White, Melanargia galathea
Peacock, Inachis io
Scabious
Crab spider, Misumena vatia on Greater Knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa
Crab spider, Misumena vatia
Hawkbit seed head
hoverfly - id needed

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