Brown Hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods


Today we headed down to Lincolnshire for brown hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods, a well known site for this scarce butterfly and probably the closest site to me. The wind was a constant nuisance throughout the day making macro photography a particular challenge but in the end, we did find a couple of brown hairstreaks that performed. One was high in an oak tree and the other, a female, obligingly fed low down on angelica. We had a good list of butterflies while we there, including purple hairstreak, and also hoverflies and a carpet moth. This is just a selection of images from the day, including a shot of greater bindweed amongst golden rod which I thought made a nice composition. brown Hairstreak chambers woodbrown Hairstreak chambers woodspeckled wood butterflypurple hairstreak Cahmbers farm Woodssmall skipper butterflybrown hairstreak butterfly Chambers Woodsbrown hairstreak butterfly Chambers Farm Woodsbrown hairstreak butterfly Chambers Farm Woodssmall skipperbindweed flower in golden rod