A Glorious Day - Part Two

Sunday, October 14th 2018

We had moths in the morning and then in the afternoon sunshine we had butterflies. Michaelmas Daisies were planted in the back garden for such days as these.  A Small Tortoiseshell arrived but was shy and disappeared before a photograph could be taken.  There were several Comma butterflies feeding.

Comma Butterfly

Soon they were joined by Red Admirals.

Red Admiral

Once the sun moved off the daisies the butterflies moved off too.  Out on the reserve Speckled Wood butterflies were still fluttering around in the sunny glades.

Speckled Wood

Blue sky was an ideal background for the Hawthorn berries.  These are just waiting for the winter migrants to arrive, although our own Blackbirds and Song Thrushes may well have a feed first.

Hawthorn Berries

There are still plenty of apples around the reserve.

Ripening apples

Down on the lake the Mallards were also making the most of the sunshine and sitting out on the tree.  The males now have iridescent green heads.

Mallard on the tree in the lake

There were also sightings of flowers, fruits, fungi and Common Darters, all enjoying and making the most of the sunshine.

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