Looking skywards for Raptors and Cranes, looking down at Plants and Insects, straight ahead for people avoidance! Where to Look?
Apparently the Dame refers to Damascus although the Lartin name suggests otherwise. Both colour varieties in bloom at Newbiggin.
Spur paler than petals c.f. Sweet Violet on previous post.
Violets are one of this insects favourites along with Primroses.
Four species of butterflies on show today, the most surprising being a Speckled Wood. (The other not shown was a Small White.)
Dark Legs above
Pale (orangey) legs below
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Today I had the biggest group of Sand Martins (100+) at Chevington but as soon as the sun appeared and the temperature rose they started feeding higher over the lake before drifting away.