Lord of the Rings

Ringlet, Higher Hyde Heath

Ringlet, Higher Hyde Heath

A quick trip up the road whilst staying in Dorset to Higher Hyde Heath. Mid July 28C we didn’t expect to see a lot however there’s always something to be found.
Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

The sheer number of Butterflies was astounding with the Gatekeeper being by far the most common. A real pleasure to see them in perfect condition.
Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

Silver-washed Fritillary (female)

Silver-washed Fritillary (female)

Again freshly hatched and in common with the Gatekeeper a species often seen back home. Unfortunately absent from most of north west England. I hadn’t realised just how different the males and females are. Sadly this one is fairly worn.
Large Skipper

Large Skipper

And the something to be found was a pair of Turtle Doves….typically the long lens was sat in the boot of the car  Who me? I briefly thought about going back but instead decided to enjoy the view.

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