Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Alice Opens Up!
At last my first Purple Emperor of the year. He was spotted squabbling with another over a high point territory amongst pine trees, then they shot off together in pursuit of a wandering Buzzard. Here's the canopy glade -
The males quite often establish territories in conifer stands. It is a myth that they are dependent on, or even strongly associated with, oak.
The main territory by Bucks Horn Oak (Goose Green Old Car Park) produced only a brief sighting of a lone male. It's still early days there...