A lovely day again and I thought I'd have another look for the elusive Large Tortoiseshell. And it appears I was third time lucky with four sightings of it this afternoon. It did prefer the Blackberry flowers, but it was so flighty that I was unable to photograph it. Location was Here
Other butterflies present were: Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Marbled White, Red Admiral, Peacock and Small Blue.
Also noted were dozens of Six-spot Burnet moths and 2 Silver Y's, plus the usual Swollen-thighed Beetles, Common Red Soldier Beetles and Red-tailed Cuckoo-bees.
Here are few images from this afternoon.
Lots of Gatekeepers about.
Plus one more.
Not a Gatekeeper but a Meadow Brown. Lots of these still on the wing.
Common Red Soldier Beetles
A bit of nostalgia with a video showing the last train to Portland in the 60's.
The Last Train to Portland courtesy of "The Portland Rocks CIC"