Friday, 18 June 2010

Adel Churchyard

As of last week I hadn't managed to capture any shots this year of Green Veined Whites at rest. Our trip to Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits provided the first pics and a visit to Adel Churchyard offered a few more opportunities to catch them feeding from the same flower Lady's Smock or Cuckoo Flower. The black tip on the forewing suggests that the first two are male Green Veined Whites.

A now familiar Small Copper, I watched it settle repeatedly on patches of earth where the vegetation was dried or worn away.

As we sat to admire the view this Mistle Thrush landed on a gravestone, other churchyard birds included, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Wren.


  1. That top picture of the green-vein white is exquisite, Linda

  2. well done with some great Butterfly pics Linda. I wish there was a Graveyard on my patch, they are ver good for wildlife!

  3. More nice pics here Linda. Warren is quite right in claiming graveyards are good for wildlife, I was in one the other day in the Forest of Bowland which I often visit in the summer months for House Martin and Spotted Flycatcher....the epitome of PEACE.

  4. Hello Phil, Warren and Pete, thank you for your kind comments. Adel churchyard is very well managed for biodiversity. Ive been pleasantly surprised by the fact that each visit provides something of interest. Thanks for stopping by, Linda


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