SMALL SKIPPER.Note the orange antennae tips.
Now for Mondays epic trip,armed with the requisite map references etc set off for Fermyn woods near Corby before 5am,arriving at 0745 and photographing a purple emperor an hour later,I saw at least 7 of these superb creatures in the two hours there.Thanks to Kevin J for the info.
PURPLE EMPEROR male
There were also white admirals and silver washed fritillary here.
Moving east into Norfolk to Strumpshaw Fen,I soon found this wonderful SWALLOWTAIL in the doctors garden,feasting on sweet williams.
I only saw this single specimen as it is getting a bit late for them but there should be a second brood in august.
There has been a big new silver bird in the sky this week BAs new A380,has been coming and going at Manston doing training etc.
BAs A380 Double Decker.