Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sunshine & Showers

A Knepp Safari group managed to see 30 male Purple Emperors today, despite a number of showers during a truncated afternoon. No females today.  Most activity was around noon, before the wind got up.  At one point we saw six in as many minutes.  We had two vistas of threesomes.  

We missed out on the male down on hardcore. Sightings of grounded Emperors are rare here, but may perhaps increase now that hardcore has been imported to fill in some of the hollows developing in the track system.  

Here's the best piccy, of a male posing between bouts of sallow searching - 

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