Saturday, 31 August 2013

Shoreham Airshow and other flyers

Fokker Dr.I triplane
I did my Mill Hill transect yesterday. I was fortunate not to leave it till Saturday as road signs indicate that the Shoreham Airshow is over the weekend and the access roads will be closed. The advantage was that I saw several interesting planes from World War One I and II arrive at the airport. A Kestrel hovered among the radio controlled model planes.
Adonis Blues are all over the hill and there were plenty of Common Blues, mostly near the top. Meadow Browns are still prolific and Chalkhill Blues have nearly gone. I saw a few Walls plus two Clouded Yellows.

I then followed Mill Hill road along to Anchor Bottom where I saw Adonis Blues all over the north hillside plus a Clouded Yellow.
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Fokker Dr.I triplane
Douglas Dakota C-47A Skytrain, G-DAKS, N147DC,
from Aces High Ltd at North Weald
Piper L-4 Grasshopper
Sopwith Triplane Shoreham
Sopwith Triplane Shoreham
Treble-bar, Aplocera plagiata
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
I've been trying to get a decent shot of the Small Heath in flight without success. This is the nearest I got yesterday.
Anchor Bottom:
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus
Adonis Blue, Lysandra bellargus
Anchor Bottom
Anchor Bottom
Common Grass-veneer, Agriphila tristella

2 comments:

  1. IDs for the aircraft. The first is a Douglas C-47A Skytrain transport aircraft known as a "Dakota" when used in the RAF. The other is a Piper L-4 Grasshopper, the military version of the Piper Cub. (See http://www.shorehamairshow.co.uk/whatson/ )

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