No photo, because he took off sharpish, but how exciting is that? (well, it is to me. L thinks I am Quite Mad and no amount of explaining the significance of the sighting to him will shift him from that position).
Here is a pic of the one who visited our garden last year. Today's was a lot smaller. I'm assuming he had flown here from North Africa, but there is some suggestion that a few are over-wintering here as it gets milder. HBHMs are indicator species for climate change because they are extending their reach Northward, hence the importance of recording the sightings.
|Our Summer Visitor, 2013|
I had better luck with flutter pics today as well. This is my first Green Veined White of the year. A female, judging from the heavier markings and spotting on the wings....
I'll leave you with some shots of the Cowslips up on Magdalen and some of the countryside around the hill. Have a Great Evening All. CT :-)
|A meadow of Cowslips|
|From Magdalen Hill towards Deacon's Hill|