Friday, 4 June 2010

Six Bells and a grand old Duke

We had an excellent ploughman’s lunch at the Six Bells, Lyminster today then visited Springhead (Kithurst Hill). This was the hottest day of the year, and the butterflies were out in force. It was also the first outing for the new camera combo: the Sigma 180mm macro and the hot-out-of-the box Nikon D90. The meadow was covered in Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria).

A worn old female Duke of Burgundy
Green Hairstreaks were on the meadow
abundant Common Blues
and Small Blues (underside at top)
Others seen were Small Heaths, Large Whites, Green-veined whites (above), Brimstones, a Red Admiral, an old Painted Lady and an Orange Tip.

The new camera outfit is living up to expectations, hopefully the results will reflect that once I get used to it :)

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