A brown butterfly with orange, black and white markings resting on green vegetation

Brown Argus. Photo: Shona Refoy

An orange butterfly with brown, black and white markings nectaring on a yellow flower

Wall. Photo: Shona Refoy

Here are two more of Shona’s first sightings of the year, also seen on her trip to Ballard Down on 07/05/2021 which she sent in with the following comments:

The first photo is one of the 23 Brown Argus I saw and the second photo is one of at least 6 Wall Browns I also saw – they kept flying away at high speed, but this male Wall posed for a while as he was nectaring on Buttercups.

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