First Red Admiral photo of 2018, Poole

Red Admiral on a pink flower.
Red Admiral. Photo: Paul Cobb

Congratulations to Paul Cobb for our first butterfly photo of 2018! Taken on 10 January at Branksome Chine Cliff Gardens in Poole.It looks like it is on the flower of a bergenia, but we don’t know if it was taking nectar from the flowers. The lump out of its wing suggests it has been attacked by a bird, but it obviously lived to fly another day.

The first butterfly sighting of 2018 sent in was on 5 January in Weymouth.

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