Silver washed fritillary.

1st Aug 2013.

Sod the birding ! Following my recent marbled white at Frampton, which John Badley informs me is the first site record,today I made a random visit to Morkery wood,near Little Bytham.I’d got crossbills in mind as a possible but came across a silver washed fritillary butterfly,a new one for me.I’m so lucky !

After walking in the woods for an hour I bumped into a couple of chaps,one of whom just happened to be Phil Horton from the Lincs branch of the butterfly conservation trust.We walked back to the spot I saw it but we couldn’t find it.

P1050719 P1050720The only birds noted were a couple of bullfinches,a sparrowhawk and a red kite.

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