23 Dec 2016

22 Dec 16 - Happy Christmas 2016

Just a quick seasonal photo to wish all the readers of the Blog a Happy Christmas & good break leading up to the New Year. In case any of you think a photo of a Peacock Butterfly isn't particularly seasonal, then I took this in the sunshine at Studland's Brands Bay hide on 22 Dec with the iphone camera. Peacocks overwinter as adults & potentially can fly in any of the winter months if the weather is warm enough & there is some sunshine. The first one I saw in 2015 was only a quarter of a mile away at Greenlands Farm on 16 Jan 2015.
Peacock Butterfly: Brands Bay
But being honest, the weather wasn't that typical for the date. As I write this on 23 Dec, it has just started to rain & the wind is getting steadily stronger as Dorset sees the outer edges of Storm Barbara. A more seasonal December day.

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  1. Merry Christmas to you too, Steve.

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  2. Red Admiral on the wing in Dorchester town centre yesterday too - it wasn't even sunny!

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  3. Beautiful photo, Steve! Happy 2017 and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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