This is a cracking bird. Martin Mere today. Also peregrine with prey, mega views Sparrowhawks, loads kestrels, marsh harrier and buzzard. Green and common sandpipers, ruff including a juvenile (didn’t know they breed, must be unusual), snipe, black tailed godwits, and massive passage of swifts. Great crested grebe with chick, little grebes and common terms a plenty. Raven. Huge numbers of greylag - a massive group (100’s) came in and it reminded me of winter. Plenty of butterflies. Large red dames fly and other dragonflies. Cracking afternoon.
Holly blue, phone photo, the other day. Pity about the grass shadow. Stunning colours. Saw about 6, and of the of sex’s (female ?£ ends up loosing most of its blue, appears dull grey/brown upper wing.
I've certainly fond that the white Budleias attract more butterflies that the purple ones. Had Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma and Silver-washed Fritillary on my white garden Buddlias yesterday but just Peacocks and Red Admirals on the purple one.