Such was the case yesterday when I had 3 visiting Tortoiseshells and a Red Admiral enjoying the "Black Knight" Buddleia.
At the back of the garden in the dappled shade 2 Speckled Woods (my first in the garden) were in and out of the sunlight by when the sun shone fully on the back garden they were gone.
I decided to spend another half an hour over at Odiham Common just to see what was left and the answer was not a great deal.
I found a couple of worn Brown Argus on Common Fleabane,probably the most common plant to find this butterfly this late in the season.
Another worn individual was a Small Copper in the company of 3 Small White and that was all the butterflies.
The only moths found were the Common Grass Veneer Agriphila tristella and a tortrid Celypha lacunana.
It was enjoyable watching the antics of the Speckled Wood as he flitted in and out of the dappled shade before settling totally flat on top of the fence watching people go by.
Like his latin family he just "sat here a day".
What agreat migrant this butterfly is and a joy to watch as he tries to suck the Buddleia dry
Another welcome visitor this is the beautiful Small Tortoiseshell and I cant help thing its a bit like Saturday football where this time its Small Tortoiseshell 3 Sturmia bella 0.
Forever reliable this time of the year the Common Grass Veneer Agriphila tristella lived up to its name with about 6 individuals seen.
Clearly not favouring the tall grass I found two of these micros Celypha lacunana close together on the path.