on the far side of the plant . I don't think there will be much of it left by the time they finish with it . Whilst there , a White Plume Moth / Pterophorus pentadactyla , flew by and came to rest , but never
in a favourable position for a shot . I finally made it up to Cuckoo Woods and Burnt Gorse , calling in at a couple of small glades on the way , and was pleased to find a Silver-washed Fritillary , our
largest Fritillary , guarding his sunny patch of Bramble flowers against all comers . Identified as a
male by the four dark bars across the top of the forewing , and it wasn't long till the aerials battles
started , even though there doesn't seem to be any females out yet . In between battles , he did nectar and also posed to show how the species gets it's name from the 'silver wash' on the underside of the hindwings . A total of 4 SWF were recorded , along with 3 White Admirals , one braving it in
the same glade as the SWF . Still no sign of any White-letter Hairstreaks , but there is still time for them to emerge before Sunday , I hope .