Friday, 31 August 2018

Adonis, Small Copper and Little Egret

Adonis Blue, Polyommatus bellargus
Yesterday morning I visited Cissbury Ring and saw 8 Adonis Blues, many Small Heaths and Brown Argus, a very worn Painted Lady on buddleia, Meadow Browns, Whites, Speckled Woods, Small Coppers, Common Blue, Silver Y, Common Grass-veneers. There were 3 ponies doing an excellent job of mowing the lawn for the benefit of the butterflies.
Afterwards I visited Arundel WWT and watched a Little Egret catch a fish in front of the Ramsar hide.
                               click here for video of Little Egret catching fish (40 secs)

Adonis Blues mating
 Cissbury Ring views:

Cissbury Ring ponies

Common Grass-veneer, Agriphila tristella

Coprinopsis species

Cortinarius species

Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper

Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus

Arundel WWT:

Little Egret, Egretta garzetta

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