Sunday, 28 August 2016

Aston Rowant

A couple of weeks ago we paid a quick visit to the Aston Rowant reserve in the Chilterns on our way back from a few days in The Lake District (lots of stuff yet to to come from two trips there and a week in Scotland). We were hoping to see Silver-spotted Skipper which are usually abundant at this superb site and did see lots of them, but the highlight was seeing a female egg-laying and finding and getting photos of the egg. Chiltern Gentians were as stunning as always and being the Chilterns we had some superb views of Red Kite too.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Female Silver-spotted Skipper egg-laying on Sheep's-fescue

And the Egg 

Chiltern Gentian - Gentianella germanica

Red Kite showing well! 


JRandSue said...

Well done Karen,not seen a Silver Spotted yet,but it's on our list,superb Red Kite images,looks like two good trips.

NC Sue said...

The kite photos are marvelous - truly!
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ian Andrews said...

Lovely pics of the kite. I used to be a PC at Uxbridge and they'd circle over the nick. Some of my colleagues who lived locally used to feed them in their gardens, whereas me, a country guy who lived in Dorset never used to see them!

David said...

Terrific photos of the Skipper, Karen! It took Linda and me a whole morning to find one a couple of weeks before your visit!

Peter Hunt said...

Found your blog via Twitter and like your pics of the SSSkipper.