Monday, 10 March 2014

Small Tortoiseshells, Brimstones and Peacocks

Small Tortoiseshells, Aglais urticae
male behind female
My first visit today was to Cissbury Ring where I had many male Brimstone sightings plus a courting pair, plus a Peacock. On the way to Ferring Rife I saw more male Brimstones. The rife was alive with Small Tortoiseshells and I witnessed many pairs flying, a couple of trebles and one foursome. There was much courting occurring on the ground. I estimate that I saw over 40 Small Tortoiseshells plus two Peacocks.
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
at Cissbury Ring
Ferring Rife
Peacock, Inachis io
now you see me , now you don't
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae

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