I wasn't sure about the weather this morning , and hedged my bets with a return visit to High Elms , one that I could enjoy , without any pressure . But under time pressure this evening , so it's the photo and comment post this time .In the Canadian Golden Rod glade , found four White-letter Hairstreaks , some still in good condition , as above ,and some not so , but still showing their 'White-letter' .Several Silver-washed Fritillaries , including this male that nectared next to one of the WLHs .Have seen Brown Hawker on every visit to the glade , but today a pair in 'the ring' , in flight , landed in trees at the back . Hopefully I made my way towards them , and managed a couple of shots before they were off again , this time for good .On Burnt Gorse , caught up with the 2nd. brood Dingy Skipper from Sunday , or another one , and managed to get a few shots .Very close by , another chance to photograph Oncocera semirubella .Even though their numbers are fewer this year , the female Silver-washed Fritillaries are doing their best for good numbers next year .Even though the Hemp Agrimony is in flower , I still haven't recorded a WLH on the Orchid Bank or the small glade , but this Peacock was making full use of the nectar on offer .Whilst looking on the Hemp Agrimony , I found this 6 spot Burnet moth on the underside of one of the leaves . I left her , but returned 10 minutes later to find what I had expected ,a mass of yellow eggs , which hopefully will see them again next year .
After lunch , I had a quick visit to the Farm lake , but I will write that up tomorrow .