A Juvenile Black-headed Gull, Peacock butterfly and Comma butterfly

This Juvenile Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) , Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) and Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album) are all from today, at Blashford Lakes nature reserve on a hot summers day. I only briefly went into one of the hides, the Tern hide, which is where I photographed the Juvenile Black-headed Gull, and therefore not in a position to provide much in the way of bird sightings in this post. I am able to report several insects spotted on the walk around including several hawker dragonflies in flight (not one came to rest low down, they appeared to use locations high up instead), still lots of blue damselflies, white butterflies on the wing, and Gatekeepers.

I decided to photograph this juvenile Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) to record the different feather colours to that of the adult.

Juvenile Black-headed Gull
Juvenile Black-headed Gull
Olympus OM-D EM-5 DLSR & Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 APO DG lens at F8. Image cropped

This is the Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) which landed on a post.

Peacock butterfly
Peacock butterfly
Olympus OM-D EM-5 DLSR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F4

The Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album). The 2nd being my favourite, clearly showing the Proboscis which butterflies use to feed.

Comma butterfly
Comma butterfly
Olympus OM-D EM-5 DLSR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F4

Comma butterfly (2)
Comma butterfly (2)
Olympus OM-D EM-5 DLSR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F4

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Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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