Spent a ten minute lunchbreak today down at Fritillary Towers, where no fewer than 12 DGFs were gorging on the thistle flowers as mentioned in previous postings (keep up at the back there).
Not just Dark Green Frits on the plants, plenty of bees, Small Tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper and a Small Skipper too.
For a particularly active butterfly, getting a shot of the DGFs wasn't so bad - just a question of standing still and letting them come to you amongst the thistle heads. Various sizes and even a pair mating, but all had those lurvely swept back wings.
Superb wee insects.
Peregrine over Ainsdale early am today, otherwise still summer quiet.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...