A hectic few days started at Rewell Wood again on Thursday morning followed by my new PC arriving which took a few hours to get set up and I'm still not in full photo production as I'm researching new software that will work with my raw Nikon files and a Windows 7, 64 bit system. Any suggestions welcome!
Yesterday I visited Mill Hill with Steve and did my weekly transect. It turned into a fabulous morning with new season species for both of us. Transect numbers were: 2 Brimstone, 26 Dingy Skipper, 6 Green Hairstreak, 1 Grizzled Skipper, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Orange Tip, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Small Heath, 2 Adonis Blue, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Wall Brown. Numbers seen after the transect were considerably higher than this. Firsts for the season for me were were pristine Walls, Adonis Blues on the Horseshoe Vetch and a Small Copper which young Jamie showed us. Green Hairstreaks constantly landed in front of us as we walked along the shrub line and pairs fought. A pair of Adonis Blue and a pair of Brimstones got into the spirit of the day and gave us a great display of togetherness. We also met Steve (2) and Paul on the Hill.
Afterwards we set Steve up with Blog and Flickr accounts so I am expecting to see some of his great photos online!
Brimstones pairing (the male is yellow)