Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bookham Butterflies.

Just beyond this old gate on Bookham Common proved to be an ideal spot to watch and snap a few of our colourful butterflies during the past week.

 Common Blue [male] (Polyommatus icarus)

 Common Blue [female - blue form] (Polyommatus icarus)

 Small White (Pieris rapae)

Large White (Pieris brassicae)

 Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

Silver Y Moth (Autographa gamma)

 Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

 A very tatty Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

Peacock (Inachis io)

Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)

Other species seen were Small Copper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, a very out of place Chalkhill Blue with lots of Grasshoppers around my feet. I also enjoyed some of natures bounties, a few sweet and juicy Blackberries. I filled a bag to take home but they didn't last long with a dollop of ice cream ... scrumptious.  FAB.  


  1. butterflies, blackberries and ice cream. :)

  2. Those blues are gorgeous Frank and those blackberries with ice cream sounds yummy. Thought you were going to say blueberries.

  3. Wow, gorgeous collection of butterflies. Awesome shots!

  4. I don't know what's better. All the bugs or all the berries. I do a bit berry picking in between frames too.

  5. Hi Frank... Real stunning flights take place beyond the old gate !!
    Your photo's a are just great, brimming with color!!
    Tasty treats there too !!


  6. I'm very impressed Frank; and the common blue must be fabulous to see flitting about in multiples (if it is so common)

  7. Gorgeous set Frank,would be over the moon if i came across an Essex Skipper,well done.
    It's on our list to see,also not seen a Brinstone this year yet.

  8. Good morning Frank:) Yet again another great assortment of butterflies! The small blues are so pretty, but I have never seen a female Common Blue like this very attractive little butterfly. The blackberries sounded like a very tasty treat:)

  9. Although they appear to have been late in putting in an appearance, the Common Blue have been quite numerous recently Frank.

  10. Beautiful photos, Frank! You see such a variety there...some I've never seen before. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Ah, nature in all her glory! I love the Common Blue and the Peacock!

  12. Beautiful captures!!! Mother nature certainly created masterpieces when she created butterflies and even moths!!!

  13. They take my breath away...... it's amazing that these little creatures can capture my heart in this way.
    Absolutely wonderful images!


  14. Tym razem motylkowo :)Ciekawa kolekcja motylich ujęć.

    Good shoots Frank.

    Greetings ;)

  15. Hi Frank, Hasn't been a good year for butterflies(and ice cream)


I hope you enjoyed your visit and I always appreciate your comments and feedback.


Related Posts with Thumbnails