Saturday, 22 June 2013


Yes it's that annoying time when I take loads of photos of insects, usually butterflies and dragonflies and bombard my few followers (most of whom are birders) with tales of what, when and where I came across the little here goes...

seems like ages ago now but a working trip up to north Cumbria gave me the chance to nip to Finglandrigg NNR. The prize on show my first ever Marsh Fritillary...

what a cracker and quite small as Frits go.

Next up and a chance find on the patch at Neumann's Flash whilst 'going in' to get better views of the LRPs and only my second ever in the world ever...Dingy Skipper. Now armed with a proper phone at last my new Samsung Galaxy s3 is proving great for taking quick mega pics, the quality of which is truly outstanding.

saying that after transferring the photos from phone to pc I seem to have lost some quality (any ideas anyone)

some of the more commoner butterflies that are starting to appear this late summer...

Speckled Wood


Meadow Brown

a rather tatty Common Blue

To this list add Large, Small and Green-veined Whites, Orange-Tip, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath and a patch mega find PAINTED LADY yesterday 22nd June then that's the butterfly list so far this year. Methinks it needs some work.
Dragonfly wise nowt new yet but then it's still earlyish for these critters.