Migrant Butterflies, Lound, Suffolk, 11 August 2013

Still no birds but at least there are butterflies! I did a 4 mile geocaching walk just to the west of Lound this afternoon and butterflies and dragonflies were very noticable. A pair of Wall Browns were settling on the path followed by a pristine Painted Lady doing the same thing just 5 minutes later. Better still was a single Clouded Yellow picked up in flight but luckily it too settled for a photo. Other species seen were Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White, Small White, Peacock, Small Copper, Common Blue and Holly Blue.
Dragonflies seen were Emerald Damselfly, Ruddy Darter, Common Darter, Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker and loads of Migrant Hawkers including a 'flock' of at least 40 over some field side set-a-side.

Clouded Yellow

Painted Lady

Wall Brown(s)

Wall Brown

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