I've noticed this year that I've barely seen a peacock butterfly all year.
Well that all changed today, for with a bit of sun after the dire weekend weather. I've been outside for several hours today, with three walks and a short run, and every buddleia bush I came across had several of these gorgeous creatures sat nectaring on the pink, purple and white flowers.
The second flight has obviously come through very late, and come through strong. It's a pity it's hard to get them to spread their wings for the camera though.
Also present in numbers were painted ladies, not seen many of these for a good five or so years. Obviously the big migration talked about has made it up as far as Nottinghamshire!
Saw a lovely comma as well, and this one too allowed me to get a good photo. So it has been a very colourful day.
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