Thursday, 29 July 2010

Fairburn Ings

From a recent visit to Fairburn Ings RSPB, here are a few butterflies and dragonfly sightings that we enjoyed during our wander.

Thanks to Dean for confirming this pair as Common Darter Dragonflies (yellow stripes on legs and yellowish patches on the thorax).  

A Six Spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) on a thistle

A Burnet with worn wing scales, thanks again to Dean for his help with this.

Small Copper on thistles.

Green Veined White


  1. Common Daters they are Linda. Hard to tell what Burnet it is from the amount of wear. Doesn`t take long for some of them to lose their wing scales.

    Great photos btw.

  2. Some lovely photos Linda, just goes to show it's not all about the birds at these reserves! :-)

  3. Hello Dean, thanks for your help, I wasn't totally sure about the Common Darter so its great to have feedback.

    Howdy Pam, thanks very much, yes its handy to have a wide range of interests because there's always something to see.

    Best wishes and enjoy your weekends, Linda


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