View of red butterfly with blue, black and white markings

Peacock. Photo: Roger Peart

View of orange butterfly with black markings resting on pink and white flower

Comma. Photo: Roger Peart

Roger sent us these two photos taken on 22/03/2020 in his Wimborne garden with the following comments:

The sun today brought out 4 species of butterfly to my garden (records sent separately). Three in quick succession from my kitchen window this morning: Comma, Brimstone, Small White. Then in the afternoon in the back garden another (maybe the same?) Comma and a Peacock.

The morning Comma (photo here) spent quite some time feeding on this bush and I was able to take  number of photos as it made its way over the flowers.

The Peacock is a bit tatty and has abrasion to its wings – could it have been hibernating in a confined space?

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