Saturday, 27 July 2013

Purple Rain

We went to Breney Common for Black Darter yesterday (saw a few fresh females),
 and were amazed when Sue found these Purple Hairstreak butterflies.
They were in two seperate areas and we saw 25-30, probably more.
We had no idea that there was a colony there and were surprised at how many there were.


Purple Hairstreak


Purple Hairstreak


Purple Hairstreak


Purple Hairstreak


Purple Hairstreak


13 comments:

  1. What beautiful butterflies. They look small, are they? I think that would be an impressive site, to see so many~

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  2. Yes Mary they are on the small side.
    Thank you for your comment.
    Sue.

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  3. mooie serie van die vlinder hij is mooi.
    groetjes Herman.

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  4. Wow - beautiful shots of the Purple Hairstreak!!

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  5. Great pictures. It's always exciting to find something you weren't expecting. From Findlay

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  6. Hi
    Great capture of the butterflie
    Have a nice evening
    /Ingemar

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  7. Een mooie serie lieve groetjes Danielle

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  8. What a wonderful encounter - and so many of them too!! Beautifully captured. Well done Sue!! I hope that all is well with you now.

    Best regards. Richard

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    1. Thanks Richard, I am feeling so much better.

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  9. Great set Sue I guess these are your images, I have never seen one let alone 30.Good to see you back in action.
    Hope to see you both soon,

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    1. Thanks Monty. What a surprise that was. See you soon. Sue

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  10. Thank-you everyone for taking the time to look at our blog.
    It is always better when you find something unexpected.
    Now that Sue is on the mend we can't wait to get stuck into
    Dragonflies and Butterflies. John and Sue

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  11. Lovely set of Hairstreak images, John. Wishing Sue well. All best, Tim

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