Saturday, 30 April 2011

Rising Sun Country Park

A recent wander around Rising Sun Country Park on the lookout for Damselfly there was plenty of distractions along the way. Birds were giving it full throttle from the rooftops, with Willow Warbler and Wren making the most of the sunshine

There were dozens of Orange Tip Butterfy alighting on the Lady's Smock which is their caterpillar's food source. I didnt realise until I zoomed into the pic below that this pair were about to do what comes naturally and the perched female is actually offering up herself to the approaching male, by bending her abdomen skyward 

There were good numbers of Speckled Wood in the sunlit areas


Johnnykinson said...

That Orange Tip image has to be the best non birding shot this year.
Anyway, this isn't on. You've got more excellent images from the Sun in one day than i've had in the last 3 months !!!
I hate to say it but..........a cracking set of images.

kirstallcreatures said...

I agree, what a lovely set of pics. Nice to see the Speckled Wood making an appearance. Linda