A few of the flutters seen during our visit to Northwood Hill on Friday.
Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae).
One of the RSPB staff kindly pointed me to a location where Green Hairstreaks (Callophrys rubi) had been seen fighting. With such strong direct sunlight this individual was defending its territory and regularly perched amoungst the greenery that made it even harder to focus so here are the best of a few images.
Its antenna and legs are striped black and white.
Always rests with its wings closed. The upperwing is in fact brown.
Probably a recently arrived (migrant) Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta). Just a pity it wouldn't open its wings.
Finally a Peacock (Inachis io) soaking up the sunshine. FAB.