Quick responses to a couple of comments in yesterday’s upload:
Carol, I did wonder last year whether nest building was going on. I saw it rasping some dry heliconia stems. Never thought of squirrels building nests!
Jennnn, they definitely reproduce in our garden ‘cos I’ve seen a couple of babies in the last few years. Thanks for the idea of laying out some material for them! Must put out some ‘nest padding’ and see if it disappears
Alrighty, people, just a couple of butterflies from today. The one in V2 (Pale Grass Blue) is about a third the size of the one in V1 (Common Grass Yellow). Unfortunately I didn’t have my extension tube on, otherwise I could’ve got closer to the PGB. Never mind, both are just spur-of-the-moment grabs when heading out. I was taking my dad for a medical appointment. He was putting on his shoes. I was taking the cam to the car when I saw these two and decided to try my luck. They turned out sharp enough so here they are I should make an effort to get some good butterfly shots. I mean, the butterflies are here every day, pretty much. It’s just a matter of getting them at the right time and having patience to get the shot. The latter of which is the problem Whenever I DO get a butterfly shot it’s usually ‘cos I happened to be there and could be bothered at the time