These Red Admirals were photographed at Bincombe, Weymouth on 17/09/17 by George McCabe who tells us:
I went out this morning with the dog, not really looking for butterflies. We went along the Bincombe to Upwey Bridlewey, Weymouth, just under 1 mile walk, we came to an area of hedging no less than 100 yards full of Ivy and caught in the bright morning sunshine and spotted 17 Red Admirals within that area alone out of 20 for the whole walk, there was also Peacocks and Comma, made my day !
Observing nature really is good for the soul!
PS – we think there are eight Red Admirals in the photo.