April 22nd, 2019

me: ooh!

Peacock on the lawn

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to post given how long it's been since I last posted publicly. I miss posting every day. It also doesn't help that we're on holiday in rural Norfolk where the internet speeds are generally terrible no matter what method you use, so even uploading one photo is a tooth-grindingly tedious affair. And since I'm on holiday, the weather is good, and I brought my dSLR and favourite lenses, I'm taking a looooot of photos. Therefore, I'm going to cheat and post the same photo I posted to a community, because it took so flippin' long to get it on Flickr.

Peacock on the lawn
The warm weather has seen the overwintering imagos emerge from their hiding places. Keiki and Humuhumu found this peacock (butterfly) on the lawn, soaking up the sun and sipping from the daisies. We also found a tatty comma and a bright brimstone. There are a great many freshly hatched cabbage whites, orange tips and holly blues battling feistily over the burdock flowers.

I was pleased to hear the distinctive call of a cuckoo, which was a comfort given that their numbers have been declining for many years, though we haven't managed to spot it yet.

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