Saturday, 2 July 2011

A Morning in the Forest!

A good morning out in the forest yesterday. Covered a lot of ground and the warm weather was just perfect.

I need a bit of help identifying these two butterflies. I think they are meadow brown's, but am not certain!
I was hand holding with my big lens attached, so shots are not sharp and couldn't get the best angle, but good enough for an id. Thanks.

A female broad bodied chaser. Again it was hard to get her whole body and head in shot, due to where she was resting.

I'm pretty sure this is a male tufted duck - or maybe a Goldeneye?

This is a mandarin duck. Only a few weeks old and having a scratch!

And finally, a juvenile female adder.

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  1. The second butterfly is a Ringlet. The first I would guess is a female Wallbrown.

  2. Hi Rob, the first butterfly is a Meadow Brown, the second a Ringlet and the duck is a male Tufted Duck.

    I especially like the Adder pic.

  3. A gatekeeper I think, and the second is a Ringlet.

  4. Hi Rob, with absolutely no disrespect to Bob, I still say Meadow Brown as it has the single white spot in the eye rather than the double white spot in the Gatekeeper.