Despite this Spring being extremely poor for most species of butterfly I have been very lucky with some of my sightings, with some rarities and unexpected species, as well as some others showing themselves well for my camera.
It has been nice being inspired to travel a little further afield a couple of times with Lisa, as well as a couple of reconnaissance trips for my Naturetrek tours to check on sites before the tour. With 2 mating pairs of Duke of Burgundy, one on the recce trip with Lisa, and then another on the actual Naturetrek tour. Green Hairstreak have posed a couple of times for me, with two individuals standing out. Other highlights have been listening to several Nightingale, with one in full song whilst a Turtle Dove was also purring nearby.
A selection of some of the species seen.