Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Butterflies Are GO!!

With a Great Grey Shrike being reported at Ashdown Forest Nigel and I decided to try and see it. Unfortunately today the Shrike decided not to show but with the sun shining it was just a fantastic day to be out and about. The sun also brought out our first butterflies of the year. Firstly a Red Admiral was seen flying. It settled on some dead bracken where it was soaking up the warmth of the sun. A little later a second butterfly flew over which was probably a Peacock. Almost strange that one of the coolest days this year produced the butterflies!!

Red Admiral.

Back near where the Shrike had been seen yesterday a Roe Deer was spotted in the undergrowth. With a little waiting it actually came quite near where I managed a shot of it. The noise of the shutter though soon sent it packing.

Roe Deer.

1 comment:

  1. CLosest I've got to a roe deer is about 5 metres or less, practically ran over one at Beacon Hill reserve in town here.