I've never seen one with the row of black spots along the hind-wing before.
An even more vivid individual.
Female Adonis Blue
Female Silver-spotted Skipper
...and a male.
A pretty worn out specimen which was content to sit on my warm hand.
Nectaring on Dwarf Thistle.
I couldn't believe my luck when I spotted a mating pair complete with an interloper!
He's trying his best to 'get in on the action' so to speak.
I didn't realise that they can bend their abdomens as far round as that!
A small and inconspicuous flower of chalk grassland.
Quite lovely close up.
After arriving home I responded to a text telling me the Cuckoo was showing at Black Hole Marsh again. I arrived just in time to learn it had flown off over the river. I waited another hour or so but again to no avail. That was seven hours I'd put in looking for it in total! I didn't bother this morning and had a lie in instead. I did eventually succumbed to temptation (or masochism) again this evening, arriving at 5pm to find out it had been seen half an hour ago. Aghh! Finally though, in the last five minutes of my eighth hour looking I spotted it flying over the lagoon and perching on the tram-wires. Pretty distant, but beggars (patch listers) can't be choosers!