What an incredible Autumn it has been for sightings of Red Admirals in Dorset and this one seen by Martin Warren in Corfe Castle on 15/11/2023 must be one of the most unexpected. Continue reading
Martin was very definitely in the right place at the right time today and has just sent in these photos to share with us all commenting as follows:
I was amazed to find this very fresh male Long-tailed Blue at Worth Matravers this afternoon, 05/09/2023. It stayed for 2hrs defending a sheltered patch of grass against all intruding butterflies. I knew immediately it was something different because it was zipping manically around, far quicker than other blues. Fortunately it settled once or twice on the end of long grasses, which swayed in the breeze, hence these far from perfect photos. I have heard of one seen in Devon and a few in Sussex this year, but I think this is the first for Dorset.