It doesnt matter because yesterday I had good fun at Silchester Common and Odiham Common to trying to find 2 target species but I'm afraid the schoolchildren beat me on that one as I only scored "nil point".
With an early morning surgery appointment I decided at the last moment to take a belated trip to Bentley Wood,the venue you say you will always meet your friends and then make the decision at the last moment, so sorry there chaps but there is the SPBF's to come as well as Purple Emperor.
I had a clear target species today as well, and it was nearly afternoon before I had the break. I refer to the Argent & Sable moth which is a twitchy as a moth can be and one of the hardest to photo with a "100' lens. The moth works on one principle and that is if he moves and then you move he will move again so the secret is to be ahead of his direction and just wait for him to come to you. Well it worked for me when I had two around my feet not a metre away."So I must have brilliant photos" I hear you ask and of course the answer is "its an Argent & Sable Moth".
There were good numbers of Pearl-bordered Fritillary but none barely stopped flight so I didnt bother, preferring the 3 or 4 Marsh Fritillary in the Eastern Clearing.
With a good selection of leps about I guess on a day like this you just try to snap what comes along so here are some of my "come alongs".