Although it was a dull morning, it was dry and I was keen to have another go at the Clouded Yellows. Every butterfly at Mill Hill was out and about except the Clouded Yellows. However I was well rewarded with other sightings.
First I spotted a deer from the hillside at the same place in the adjacent field that I saw one last year. Roe deer are reported in the area and the lack of horns at this time of year indicates it was a doe.
Then I found another adder thirty meters from Tuesday’s sighting. It was by brambles and bushes, and after a short interval while I took photos, it slowly slithered into the undergrowth.
male Adonis Blue above and below
an extremely worn specimen
view over the River Adue to Lancing College
Meadow Brown on Carline Thistle
Common Darter, Sympetrum striolatum
Dark Bush Cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera