After days of searching various locations around my local patch today I finally spotted a colourful flutter trying to hide amongst the grass .. a Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae). Bearing in mind this is a common resident species and one of the first to appear after hibernation, usually in March, I'm surprised it has taken me this long to get some images this year.
I'll take this opportunity to wish all my American readers a Glorious Independence Day. FAB.
Linking to NF Winged.