Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Fox and Hummingbird!!

 
 
A fabulous day today with Autumn warmth and sunshine so I called over to Birling Gap for a walk towards Beachy Head and back. There were several Small Coppers about as well as Clouded Yellow. An unusual sight was a Fox Moth larva in a bush, I normally only see them on the ground!!
 
 




This Clouded Yellow posed nicely whilst nectaring on knapweed. Unfortunately the butterfly was looking a little worn after all the poor weather over the last few days.
 
 


 
 
I was then watching a Comma when a Hummingbird Hawk Moth which was settled on a bush caught my eye. I managed a couple of photos before it realised I was there and it flew off at amazing speed. In total 5 species of butterfly seen.
 

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