Sunday, 6 November 2011

A november gift

Each passing day is shorter and with a weaker sun than the previous one, and each Red Admiral sighting feels like a lovely gift. This afternoon, a battered individual sat basking on the fence, cleaning its head, with its body and wide open wings angled, casting a long shadow, capturing the maximum warmth of the sun. After a few minutes, it fluttered to the Erysimum and fed on it. For a while, it alternated feeding - later on the flowers already in the shade - and warming.

2 comments:

thebuggeek.com said...

Looks like you're enjoying the same mild November weather we have here on the other side of the pond :-) This looks like a great blog; I'm not sure how I've missed it all this time! Rectified the situation by adding to my blogroll :-)

Blackbird said...

Thank you! I can say exactly the same, I only found your blog when I joined Twitter a couple of days ago and found you. I've added you too. Welcome to BugBlog!