After the large tortoishell on Wednesday I was feeling lucky and set off for East Sussex with hopes high of finding the Grayling,a butterfly I used to see in the Warren which now seems sadly absent there.After searching literally high and low on Windover Hill I returned home frustrated by this elusive beast once again,however there were compensating features to be appreciated there.
Apologies to Fats Waller for the title.
LONG MAN OF WILMINGTON
ROUND HEADED RAMPION a plant strangely absent on our hills.
A RED KITE came to have a look at me.
It decided I was not lunch and floated away on the breeze.
VIEWS FROM THE HILLTOP
LOOKING WEST FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL
DARK GREEN FRITILLARY
SIX SPOT BURNET-males lay in wait for females to emerge from the pupa and pounce immediately-no gentlemen he.