Dragonflies and butterflies

Yesterday I had a walk on the moorland fringe, hoping the warm weather would bring out some raptors, including the vague possibility of an early wandering osprey, but no such luck! In fact the best I got birdwise were a single wheatear and the obligatory red grouse.

On an acid bog, however, I watched a nice duo of common hawkers patrolling a patch of water and scrapping when they met. They were very hard to get a shot of, but I’m quite please with the one I got…

Common Hawker

Elsewhere butterflies were out in full force, so here’s a bit of a butterfly gallery…

Green-veined White
Green-veined White

Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell

Painted Lady
Painted Lady

Gatekeepers
Gatekeepers

Small Skipper
Small Skipper

Small Copper
Small Copper

Meadow Brown
Meadow Brown

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