Monday, June 26, 2017
With my holiday imminent and the weather set to crash over the next few days I set off for a quick look at Bentley . Arrived in full sunshine and 21degrees and headed out down the switchback path . Within 50 metres I saw a large dark butterfly circling the ground , it being an immaculate male . Unfortunately as I was about to get a pic a dog frightened it off . This was the best chance of the morning but another 3 separate males were seen in the canopies. According to the log book HIM was first seen on the 19th so probably not yet at its peak , even though an entry was made yesterday of 10 sightings . Compared to last year numbers already seem up .