The birds seem to have gone quiet at this time of year, but the Butterflies are out and about when the weather is calm and warm enough!
We've had a few outings to local areas in the past weeks and have found plenty Ringlets (shown here) and small numbers of quite a few species such as Red Admirals, Small Tortoishell, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Green-viened White and most recently a Dark Green Fritillary.
Peacocks are now at the caterpillar stage as we came across some nettle patches full of the black caterpillars, so it won't be long till they are turning into butterflies.
Just back from a trip to Canada which ranged from the prairies to the Rockies. Many highlights such as eight Black Bear sighting, our first White-tailed Ptarmigan in the Rockies to complete the Lagopus set.
Then, we transferred to the Arctic where we had King Eider everywhere and the beautiful Sabine's Gull. However we have chosen Arctic fox for this note. We had six sessions close to the den and they never failed to give us something back whether it was the cubs, the female bringing in food or the male who chewed Lesley's boot one day.