Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Monarch Butterfly

I mentioned in my previous blog post that I had seen the Monarch Butterfly in Dorset when I was twitching the Baillon's Crake and Short-billed Dowitcher. I must say I was mightily impressed, I had seen the photos and had been thoughtfully gripped with the butterfly having turned up literally a day after I had just been in Dorset. I was very pleased to catch up with this stunning butterfly, I may not have had a really good view as many has done but I am just happy to have seen this beauty with my own eyes. In a way I kind of had really good views as I actually saw it doing something rather than just sitting and feeding on a buddleia.

 I can't moan, at least I actually saw it!

(Monarch - copyright Jake Gearty)

Royalty or what?

Until next time, Foghorn out!


  1. Wow,what an amazing sight,brilliant capture.
    well done Andrew.

  2. thanks for posting..