|Male Chalkhill Blue Lysandra coridon|
|Peacock Inachis io|
A superb walk around Mill Hill in the sunshine (well intermittent!); highlight being first Chalkhill Blues of the year - at least 8 males and 3 females. Also, and a bit of a surprise 1, possibly 2 Male Adonis Blue. Saw my first Peacocks of the year as well (at least 4), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Comma (1), Red Admiral (1), numerous Small and Large Whites and many Gatekeepers, one Wall, and a handful of Meadow Browns.
2 Peregrines calling overhead was another bonus.
After watching Born to be Wild on BBC4 I thought I'd test out whether you really can persuade a butterfly to sit on your finger - amazingly it worked!
|Male Chalkhill Blue Lysandra coridon on my hand!|