Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Purple Emperor!

Great day down in Suffolk with Brian and Kim (we also bumped into Liz and Anne at Minsmere!)

Not too many birds, as you'd expect, but plenty to keep us occupied: Bittern, Bearded Tit, Little Egret & Adder at Minsmere, (where we got great pictures of a Southern Hawker) and a decent cheese scone!

We moved ahead of the cloud to a 'wood in Suffolk' for great flight views (and eventually perched views!) of at least five Purple Emperors. We also saw Purple Hairstreak, White Admiral, Essex Skipper, Silver-washed Fritillary and several Puss-moth Caterpillars before moving to another wood where we quickly found several White-letter Hairstreaks (and more White Admirals!)


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